You Can Be a Farmer, Too!
My family recently moved to a farm property, so I had been on the hunt for books about farms for young children. I was delighted to read this book. It’s the tale of Noah and his sister Emily visiting their uncle’s farm. Noah doesn’t like the farm––it is messy and loud and the animals are scary. It is up to Emily and their uncle to show Noah how much fun the farm can be!
The story is told in rhyming couplets and makes use of word bubbles and changing text sizes. The illustrations are done in bright, cheery colors and the animals follow the children around the farm from page to page, giving a great sense of movement and progression. One animal is featured on each spread, but at the end of book, all the animals come together to surround Emily and Noah, giving a great sense of completion to the story.
There are a lot of great classic books about farms for children, and this was a nice contemporary volume. It will surprise no one that by the end of the book, Noah loves the farm animals. There is only so much new ground you can cover in these types of stories, but I appreciated the fresh take on new experiences through a child’s eyes.
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