Anderson, Peggy Perry Chuck's Band. PICTURE BOOK, Houghton Mifflin, 2008. What Fun! Farmer Chuck goes to town, buys a banjo and starts a chain reaction that ultimately involves all of the animals, each with a musical instrument including a washtub, a washboard and a bucket - "With a strum and a hum, / a peck and a pluck, they / all played a tune / while the chicken / went 'cluck." Except Fat Cat Pat, who refuses all offers, holds out for something that suits her better and provides a comical ending to the story. Short rhyming phrases and bold, bright illustrations make for vivid scenes and fun reading. EL (K-3) ESSENTIAL - Beverly Stout, Area Library Media Specialist.