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My Farm Friends
by Wendell Minor

Overview - Is there anything cuter than a little lamb or playful piglet? Farm animals are fascinating, and they are full of surprises, too. Minor's bright, bold artwork, and jaunty verse celebrate the wonders of our farm friends, and a list of fun facts gives curious animal-lovers even more to enjoy.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Is there anything cuter than a little lamb or playful piglet? Farm animals are fascinating, and they are full of surprises, too. Minor's bright, bold artwork, and jaunty verse celebrate the wonders of our farm friends, and a list of fun facts gives curious animal-lovers even more to enjoy. Full color.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780399244773
  • ISBN-10: 0399244778
  • Publisher: Putnam Publishing Group
  • Publish Date: January 2011
  • Page Count: 32
  • Reading Level: Ages 3-5


Related Categories

Books > Juvenile Fiction > Animals - Farm Animals
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Lifestyles - Farm Life & Ranch Life
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Nature & the Natural World - General

 
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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2010-11-08
  • Reviewer: Staff

Minor (Look to the Stars) introduces readers to common farm animals, portraying them at close range in watercolor gouache paintings that outshine the narrative. Some entries have little substance ("Roosters crow all day long/ They say cock-a-doodle-doo/ When it's early in the morning/ Will you cock-a-doodle too?") while others mention more interesting tidbits (pigs roll in the mud to stay cool, since they don't sweat, and barn cats like to nap on other animals' backs). Well- tailored to a preschool audience, Minor's large-scale art trades some of the meticulous detail and sophistication of his previous work for lifelike (if idealized) animals that exude personality and a gentle old-fashioned feel. There are splashes of visual humor: illustrating the fact that cows "drink a bathtub full of water" daily is a picture of a cow in a field drinking from a tub while a boy takes a bath. However, the verse's lack of consistent meter ("Lots of baby animals/ live on the farm too/ And guess what--/ They would all love to have/ A visit from you!") may contribute to a bumpy read-aloud. Ages 3–5. (Jan.)

 
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