Our Animal Friends at Maple Hill Farm (Maple Hill Farm)
Two dogs, five horses, a pig, some geese, lots of chickens, a few cows, a few goats, several sheep, and four special cats -- these are the animals at Maple Hill Farm.
With simple text that is both affectionate and wry, and irresistible illustrations that burst with personality, Alice and Martin Provensen bring their barnyard friends to life f...more
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The Goodreads blurb describes this book as having a "wry" sense of humor, and I think that word fits perfectly. Its a charming book about all the various animals who reside on Maple Hi ...more
It is a book that is more thematic than narrative, but works well as a delightful introduction to the animals on a particular farm. You feel as if the farmer has taken your hand and is leading you around and introducing you to the different kinds of animals and telling you their names, as well as pointing out their idiosyncrasies and personality quirks. You feel like you're learning from someone who ...more
The book is very simple, talking about the animals on a farm and their personalities and funny things they do. They loved it. It was like visiting someone's farm or having a guided tour into a world we don' ...more
This book and the other one about Maple Hill Farm always makes me want to chuck it all and buy some land - which would be a horrendous mistake as I am hardly a farm girl and more likely to be found mucking around a cafe than a stable. But such is the power of this book - I want a goat. I want geese. I want weird dogs with strange track records. I want cats with murderous tendencies. I want them all on my farm where I will feel the kind of zoned out bliss I get when I peruse these books.
The only ...more
OK so my child is now 2 1/2 and currently asks for this EVERY night. Is it because it's long? No, it's because it's freaking oozing with charm. He loves animals, and clearly so do the authors, because they have so much personality here. I do have to skip whole sections for bedtime, because I'm obliged to do several books a night :) But it's really great. Plenty for ...more