Farm animals greet each other with signature sounds.
“The kitty says ‘meow’ / when she meets a cow. // The cow says ‘moo’ / how do you do?” The barnyard introductions continue as a horse, duck and pig hail one another in turn, until all of the critters return on the last page to tell readers, “I love you!” Magsamen’s flat cartoons are outlined with faux stitchery and filled in with a pleasing combination of muted earth tones and bright colors. Tabs with small icons of the animals appear at the top and the right side of the book to aid in turning the pages. A die-cut handle arches over the top of the book allowing for further page-grabbing possibilities for little hands.
While the ending is a little sentimental and some of the rhymes a little forced, the simplicity is spot-on for the youngest readers. (Board book. 6 mos.-2)