Inspired by warm memories of childhood visits to family farms, Wendell Minor celebrates the furry, feathered and wooly animals that inhabit a farm. Playful, descriptive verse provides fascinating and fun facts about the various animals, and bold, beautiful paintings give young animal lovers adorable images of what its like to be down on the farm.
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Wendell Minor (www.minorart.com) has traveled all over the U.S. to research his art for numerous novel jackets and picture books, which include The Buffalo Are Back and The Wolves are Back (both by Jean Craighead George), Look to the Stars (by Buzz Aldrin) and If You Were a Penguin (by Florence Minor). His paintings are in the permanent collections of the Norman Rockwell Museum, the Museum of American Illustration, the U.S. Air Force, the U.S. Coast Guard, and NASA. He lives in Washington, Connecticut.From Booklist:
Drawing on childhood memories of his family’s Illinois farm, Minor celebrates farm animals— furry, feathered, hairy, and woolly—with warm watercolor-and-gouache artwork and cozy, playful rhymes that young children will love to hear many times over: “Horses eat hay / And horses say neigh / They sleep standing up / Could you / sleep that way?” Starting with the title page, depicting a kid stretching out to stroke a lamb, the art’s textures invite kids to imagine the sensations of being on a farm as well as the mischief. On the spread accompanying the poem “Billy goat / silly goat, / chews everything / Just because he’s curious . . . It might make you furious,” a goat stares back at viewers with a red paisley scarf in its mouth. Another spread informs kids that cows drink a bathtub full of water to produce milk every day, and the picture shows a cow drinking from an outdoor tub as a smiling boy takes his bath. More fun facts appear on the final spread, which includes Internet sources. Preschool-Kindergarten. --Hazel Rochman
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