Readers can identify awakening animals along with the title character in Millie Wants to Play! by Janet Pedersen, first introduced in Millie in the Meadow. As the bovine star awaits the rooster's cry, other animal noises fill the barnyard. ""That's not the rise-and-shine sound, Millie thought.... Sounds like...."" Children should relish the chance to guess the answer along with Millie, as she buoyantly proclaims the answer on the following page.