Thursday, April 15, 2010

Our Farm by the animals of Farm Sanctuary

Gottfried, Maya Our Farm By the Animals of Farm Sanctuary, 40 p. Knoph Books for Young Readers, 2010. $17.99. Language - G; Sexual Content - G; Violence - G. This is a collection of poems told from farm animals' points of view. You meet Diego the duck, Whitaker the calf, Mayfly the rooster, and J.D. the piglet to name a few. This book was written to raise awareness and promote the Farm Sanctuary, which takes in abused and neglected farm animals. The poems are upbeat and funny. There are many different kinds including haikus. The animals' personalities really come out in these poems. EL (K-3) - Advisable. Anna Mattheus, Elementary Teacher.

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