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