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)