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Kids Fiction 2538
Expanded Nursery Rhyme Through the Barnyard
(Updated: November 18, 2011)
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In this updated nursery rhyme/picture book, a boy ventures around his farm and learns about what each animal or insect contributes in the way of food or textiles. Folksy illustrations spread across each page, personifying the animals and showing how each item the animals produce is used.
I did not find the updated rhyme to be an improvement on the original. I also found the rhythm of it to be a bit off, with some words being overused. The ending is charming, however, with the boy going to sleep surrounded by his stuffed versions of the farm animals, and the book is a way to show my children where things like wool and honey come from. But traditional nursery rhymes are a better fit for this mom and daughter pair to equally enjoy the reading experience.
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