Billy and his friends spend an active spring day on a farm. All of the ordinary farm animals and poultry are visited in turn and the city boys are delighted with their introduction, especially to the spring-born young. As typical boys, they want to touch all the creatures they meet. As typical animals, these react with anger or nervous gentleness. This produces questions about why or how from the boys which are answered simply by the farmhands. Each step of their visit is caught in a clear, black and white photograph of the animals they are inspecting. The vocabulary is easy, the pictures are handsome and the information about farmyard arrangements and animal habits both accurate and interesting. An excellent book for second grade readers and farm life study projects.