L.H. Johnson's Reviews > Animal Families: Farm

Animal Families by Nosy Crow
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really liked it
bookshelves: adorable, animals, beautiful, love, non-fiction, picture-books

Much more visually distinct than many other board books out there, this is a really beautiful thing from Jane Ormes and Nosy Crow. Artistically it's reminiscent of some powerful things - Orla Kiely; Pat Hutchins to name but two - and I thoroughly enjoyed it. It's a simple lift the flap exercise, though instead of moving on a north-south dynamic, these flaps explore east-west (and as such, offer the opportunity to play around with developing some other skills, plus the awareness of the 'movement' of the book itself).

I also rather loved that it doesn't shy away from esoteric and strange vocabulary. Not everything for this age group has to be written in a particular manner; this teaches the collective noun for donkeys (a pace!) and talks about the different names for mummy and daddy animals to be found on a farm. The illustrations throughout are lovely, and this is such a gorgeous thing.

My thanks to the publisher for a review copy.

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Finished Reading
February 28, 2019 – Shelved
February 28, 2019 – Shelved as: adorable
February 28, 2019 – Shelved as: animals
February 28, 2019 – Shelved as: beautiful
February 28, 2019 – Shelved as: love
February 28, 2019 – Shelved as: non-fiction
February 28, 2019 – Shelved as: picture-books

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