ANIMALS ON THE FARM by Christopher  Hernandez

ANIMALS ON THE FARM

Age Range: 1 - 3

KIRKUS REVIEW

Duck encourages children to connect sounds to their corresponding animals down on this farm.

A cow, sheep, pig and horse appear in crisp photographs in busy but clear compositions. The text uses a modified “Old MacDonald” pattern to encourage readers' involvement. “Hear a neigh? / There's a neigh! / Everywhere a neigh, neigh. / It must be a HORSE!” Barnyard cheerleader Duck starts the game, appearing on every page and ending with condescension: “Look at how many you know!” Colored type supports the playful feel. A red plastic attachment features the mammals' photographs with easily identifiable sound buttons that make the animals' noises when pushed. The final sound button (a musical-note) adds an upbeat melody. Consistent use of color connects the interactive elements to the characters' background design.

There are a lot of opportunities to add to the noise in this barn. (Board book. 18 mos.-3)

Pub Date: Jan. 1st, 2012
ISBN: 978-0-545-38250-2
Page count: 10pp
Publisher: Scholastic
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: July 1st, 2012




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