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The Little Farm (Mr. Small #5)

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Farmer Small takes care of hungry cows, pigs, chickens, turkeys, ducks, and more--all in just one day! Throughout the year, he keeps his farm running smoothly by plowing the fields and selling fruits and vegetables. Illustrations.
Hardcover, 56 pages
Published November 27th 2001 by Random House Books for Young Readers (first published January 1st 1942)
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This edition of The Little Farm was written in 1942, so the farming methods portrayed here are distinctly old-fashioned, and distinctly, wonderfully nostalgic. And you know, little kids aren't going to necessarily know or care that farmers don't farm this way any more. Little kids are just going to like Farmer Small, they're going to enjoy watching him work his farm, and they are going to enjoy the streamlined, elegant, simple story that is just tailor-made for them. Lois Lenski is a new favorit ...more
Again, the old-timey illustrations with me! Also, this book represents a very different model of farming than we have today. The healthy kind.
I found this book in the library at Science Leadership Academy (SLA) and was interested enough to check it out, since I love children's picture books and as a Spanish teacher, I'm always on the look out for new books for the classroom.

Sadly, I feel this book is a bit dull and outdated, and unless you have children/students who are already familiar with and fond of the 'Little/Small' series by Lenski, you shouldn't waste your time reading it.

On a positive note, it is a very short read with basic
Elizabeth S
I had forgotten about this lovely little series of books until I ran into it at the library yesterday. Lois Lenski is amazing. I love her darling, simple pictures. And the story is also beautiful. Classic.
Finally I've read all the Mr. Small books. Of course this is obsolete, but I'm still charmed. I really liked the bobsled w/ horses in winter.
T Crockett
I can't resist Lenski's illustrations. In this book I particularly love that there's an image of horses being used to work the field.
had no idea that there was more than one book about the "small". great book. shows how busy the life of a farmer truly is.
Loved the illustrations and short, descriptive sentences on every page. Cody is 2 and loves this book!
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