THIS IS THE FARMER by Nancy Tafuri

THIS IS THE FARMER

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Age Range: 1 - 5

KIRKUS REVIEW

Just right for toddlers, an appealing book in which each action propels the next, from a farmer kissing his wife, who then pats the dog, to a cat, a mouse, geese, and a donkey "that kicks the fence/and opens the gate/the farmer walks through/to milk the cow!" Very large type is balanced by closeups of animals extending beyond their frames while others -- including some not mentioned -- are tucked into backgrounds depicting a tidy old-fashioned farm. In the last spread, the cat gets a welcome squirt of milk direct from the cow while her kittens crowd around and the mouse hides safely in the hay: Simple as they appear, there's a lot to discover and discuss in these expansive, beautifully observed illustrations. (Picture book. 1-5)

Pub Date: May 1st, 1994
ISBN: 0-688-09468-6
Page count: 24pp
Publisher: Greenwillow/HarperCollins
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: May 15th, 1994




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