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The morning events on a farm are related by a father as he observes his young daughter trying to be helpful. “The relationship between the girl and her father is warm and affectionate. A rosy picture of a busy barnyard morning.”--Booklist
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DAVID McPHAIL is the creator of dozens of wonderful books, including Big Brown Bear's Up and Down Day, Sisters, and Mole Music, a New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Book of the Year. He lives in New Hampshire. www.davidmcphail.comFrom School Library Journal:
PreSchool-Grade 2 A little girl and her father perform early morning chores on a small, old-fashioned farm, where the one cow is milked by hand and the hens roost in a traditional coop. The muted watercolors suggest a world seen through bleary eyes. The father looks positively cadaverous in the first two illustrations. But a more serious flaw in the book is the ambiguity of its viewpoint. The events are narrated by the father, who understandably provides an adult view of the morning's activities. Unfortunately, the daughter's attempts to help are portrayed as inept bungling. She drops an egg, misses the bucket when she milks the cow, yells louder than the geese honk. McPhail seems to be trying to reach adult readers rather than children. As a result, the father's final question, "What would I do without you?" seems somewhat sarcastic instead of affectionate. Kathy Piehl, Mankato State Univ . , Minn.
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Book Description Sandpiper, 1991. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX015227300X
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