FARLEY FOUND IT! by Bruce Van Patter


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Age Range: 4 - 6
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An insomniac sheep becomes a very unwelcome overnight guest in this good-natured tale of trespass. Farley loves being a sheep in the meadow during daylight, but his fear of the dark keeps him awake at night until he moves into Edna’s cozy dog house where he immediately falls into a deep sleep. But Edna loves her house and doesn’t appreciate Farley’s uninvited sleepover. So, the next day, Edna moves her house to the cow pasture. Farley finds it and nods right off again. The resilient Edna proceeds to shift her house into the hayloft, under the hen house and up an oak tree. But every time, the wily Farley finds it and is deep in dreamland when Edna discovers him. At her wit’s end, Edna finally takes a more constructive approach to provide house enough for both. Brightly colored digitally rendered illustrations contrast the slumbering Farley with the overwrought Edna in this farmyard foray. Fine bedtime fodder, especially for kids who fear the dark. (Picture book. 4-6)

Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 2006
ISBN: 1-59078-351-4
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Boyds Mills
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Sept. 1st, 2006