Simple, rhyming verse and hearty, watercolor illustrations make a trip to a gossip-filled barnyard plenty of fun for young readers. Anticipation abounds as Bird makes the announcement that a "new one" will be arriving at the farm very soon! The other animals gather round in a guessing game about whose "new one" it is. They question one another, and everyone denies that the new one is theirs. But a big surprise is in store for all when a young boy reveals that the "new one" has arrived. He leads the animals to a large front window where they all peek in and see a new baby with its proud parents, the farmer and his wife! Charming and gentle, this barnyard tale celebrates the joy of a "new one," and may help young ones deal with the issue of a brand-new sibling.