Monday, May 17, 2010

Nonfiction Monday: Country Road ABC

Country Road ABC: An Illustrated Journey Through America's Farmland. Arthur Geisert. 2010. May 2010. 64 pages.

I liked this one. It's not an alphabet book for the Chicka Chicka Boom Boom crowd. But I think it would pair very well with Farm by Elisha Cooper a title I reviewed just last month. This isn't your typical cute-picture-book-set-on-a-farm type of book (like Click, Clack, Moo Cows That Type or Farmer Duck). Readers know that from the start...

A is for Ammonia Fertilizer
B is for Barn Cats
C is for Coffee and Candy
D is for Disking
E is for Erosion

A glossary at the back provides readers with more information about each word. For example, "disking is a method of turning over soil in preparation for the planting of oats, corn, and soybeans."

What I loved most about this one are the illustrations.

© Becky Laney of Young Readers


Peaceful Reader said...

This would work well for all the k-1st grade teachers who teach a farm/country unit!! I love Arthur Geisert so I can imagine the illustrations are beautiful. Thanks for your review.

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

Fun looking book Becky! Is this a new blog for you? I like it!