Monday, August 15, 2011

Farmyard Beat by Linsey Craig-OPTIONAL

Craig, Linsey.  Brown, Marc.  Farmyard Beat, 32 pgs.  Knopf Books for Young Readers.  $15.99.  Inside cover:  “The sun goes down- and the animals wake up!  Chick wakes up Sheep, Sheep wakes up Cat… and soon it’s a farmyard dance party, filled with funny animal sounds.  But what happens when all that racket wakes up Farmer Sue?”  The illustrations alone are worth purchasing this book.  Marc Brown does an incredible job telling this story with his vibrant collage art.  The story line is nothing new.  There isn’t anything fresh and exciting about this familiar farmyard plot- but children will enjoy the story from beginning to end. Pre-K.  EL (K-3).  OPTIONAL.  Reviewer: SL.

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