Tag Archives: pigs

On the Farm

A book of short poems themed around the farm, opening with a rooster crowing and ending with the rabbit listening, is just what we need for early spring. Holly Meade‘s woodcuts lend strong lines to each poem, emphasizing the animal characters … Continue reading

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Mercy Watson Goes for a Ride

Mercy Watson is a pig who loves toast.   She lives with Mr. and Mrs. Watson, who love Mercy and treat her like their child except they won’t let Mercy drive the convertible. Watch Mercy take matters into her own … Continue reading

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Chicken, Chicken, Duck

With catchy text and gorgeous pictures, Nadia Krilanovich has created a fun and spunky book about farm animals.  Match animals and their sounds or just enjoy the cadence of the words as you read aloud Chicken Chicken Duck, Horse Pig … Continue reading

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Barn Dance

Read best with a twang, Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault’s Barn Dance has the rhythm of a square dance.  If you lived on a farm, wouldn’t you want to sneak out in the middle of the night for a … Continue reading

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Olivia and the Missing Toy

Sometimes an education in books requires an extremely popular book that most people know already, but could use several more reads.  This is my favorite Olivia book, possibly because it uses the “it was a dark and stormy night” line … Continue reading

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