I'M A JOLLY FARMER by Julie Lacome

I'M A JOLLY FARMER

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Age Range: 2 - 6
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KIRKUS REVIEW

 Once again, an illustrator finds a novel way to rehearse familiar animals. The blonde tot here imagines her fubsy big dog as a horse pulling her cart, an elephant she can ride, a lion to be tracked, and more; alternate spreads depict first her play activity with the dog, then the scene she is imagining. But the story of Red Riding Hood seems too real (`` `What big teeth you have!' I say. I wish I hadn't come today...I wish I'd stayed at home to play'') and the last of Lacome's boldly childlike illustrations shows her there, ``with Fred,'' who is getting a hug as his very own self. Simple but thoughtfully constructed; just right for the youngest. (Picture book. 2-6)

Pub Date: March 1st, 1994
ISBN: 1-56402-318-4
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Candlewick
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 15th, 1994




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