FARMYARD SONG by Carol Morley


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Age Range: 2 - 5
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 With a repetitive rhyme, Morley introduces the sounds of animals in an imaginative look at a farmyard. The cat goes ``fiddle-i-fee,'' the hen goes ``chimmy-chuck,'' the cow goes ``moo, moo,'' etc. Most of the creatures look as if they've been plucked right out of a Grandma Moses painting and laid down on plain brown wrapping paper, while the people and cats have the long thin look of fashion illustrations of the `20s and `30s. All wind around and through snipped and spindly flowers and trees while the various animals raise their voices in a cacophonous expression of farmyard life. Toddlers will love joining in the melange with their own resounding ``fiddle-i-fees!'' (Picture book. 2-5)

Pub Date: March 1st, 1995
ISBN: 0-671-89551-6
Page count: 28pp
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 15th, 1995