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Summary: "Get ready for a barnyard romp!" All around the farm, puppies, kitties, piggies, gooseys, ponies, and more enjoy exploring their world! The last we meet is a baby, who gets sweet kisses on his head from his mommy! This rhyming picture book introduces farm animals and shares lots of love.
Type of Reading: bedtime story, family reading, anytime reading, read aloud book
Recommended Age: read together: 1 to 5; read yourself: 6 to 8
Interest Level: 1 to 4
Reading Level: 1.6
Age of Child: Read with two brothers, ages 2 and 4.
Young Reader Reaction: My boys enjoyed the book, we read it a lot; sometimes I picked it, sometimes they did. My 4-year-old liked it, but was a bit bored with it. My 2 year old liked it, and enjoyed the short length. They both enjoyed the fun illustrations with familiar animals (puppy, kitten, mouse, goose, etc.)
Adult Reader Reaction: I loved the sweet illustrations and the soothing, peaceful story. It actually doesn't have a plot, just a handful of glances into the lives of the animals. The pictures are soft, gentle, sweet and wholesome. The colors and style feel like a nursery theme.
Pros: With sweet illustrations and just a handful of words on each page, this is just the right length for 1- to 3-year-olds with short attention spans who need the sing-song of rhyming, rhythmic lines to keep their attention. Soft gentle rhymes make this perfect for bedtime, too.
Cons: None, really. But I would note that it is too young for the reading audience.
Borrow or Buy: Buy. This is wonderful reading with an infant or toddler and would make a perfect baby shower or new baby gift.