A FAMILY FOR OLD MILL FARM by Shutta Crum

A FAMILY FOR OLD MILL FARM

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Age Range: 5 - 8

KIRKUS REVIEW

Two enthusiastic realtors offer different spins on the same dilapidated, but lovely rural property as their clients search for the perfect home. While a fast-talking human realtor in red coat and high heels extols the virtues of Breezy Lake Lodge, Dry River Ranch, Rocky Point Lighthouse, Mountain Peek Perch, Briarwood Cabin and Prairie Place Park to a human family, a raccoon realtor in trench coat and bowtie urges families of finches, ducks, cats, rabbits, foxes and deer to settle down on Old Mill Farm. The human realtor strikes out with every inappropriate property she shows, but raccoon’s clients find cozy Old Mill Farm the “perfect” venue to raise their babies. And when the human realtor finally takes her prospective buyers to see homey Old Mill Farm, they, too, pronounce it “perfect.” This lighthearted real-estate review rendered in verse text and amusing watercolor and digital-media illustrations eventually unites human and animal buyers in the pastoral perfection of Old Mill Farm. (Picture book. 5-8)

Pub Date: May 21st, 2007
ISBN: 978-0-618-42846-5
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Clarion
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: May 1st, 2007




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