PICNIC FARM by Christine Morton


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All the goods from the animals and produce from the garden create a delicious picnic for a farmer, his wife, and their young visitors. As the farmer shows a group of kids around his farm, he points out first the creatures and plants that make up the farm, and then to the things they've contributed: a wool rug from the sheep, milk from the cows, fruit from the plum trees, and honey from the bees. The rhythm of the text--""Plums, plums - picked from the trees,/Honey, honey - made by the bees""--makes it ideal for chanting while stomping around a barnyard. Everyone gathers down by the stream for a feast of milk, bread, cake, and other good things in an idealized scene of rural bounty, but a cozy one; the primitive paintings in vibrant Easter-egg colors make for a very sunny outing.

Pub Date: March 15th, 1998
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Holiday House