Thursday, August 18, 2011

My Farm Friends by Wendell Minor- ADVISABLE

Minor, Wendell. My Farm Friends, 32 pgs.  Putnam Juvenile, 2011.  $16.99.  Inside cover:  “Farm animals are fantastic!  Is there anything cuter than a little lamb or playful piglets?  Farm animals are fascinating, and they are full of surprises, too.  Naturally, cows make milk- but did you know they need to drink a bathtub of water every day?  And of course the turkeys gobble- but sometimes they purr like cats.”  This book combines known facts with unknown facts about lovable farm animals.  Children will love the bright, bold illustrations.  We actually enjoyed the back page entitled, “My Farm Friends Fun Facts” more than the rhyming text in the regular story.  I would have rather had these facts in the regular story, instead of at the end of the book-they were fascinating and informative! Pre-K.  EL (K-3). ADVISABLE.  Reviewer: SL. 

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