Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Farm Parade

Farm Parade! Thom Wiley. Illustrated by Benji Davies. 2011. [January 2011] Scholastic. 12 pages.

A cock-a-doodle-doo started the show. 
The animals were all ready to go!
Oink, Oink, sang Pig as he marched through!
Sheep skipped and danced--what a hullabaloo!

There are a lot of board books about farm animals. How is Farm Parade special? Well, the format of this one makes it unique. The animals literally are on parade as the pages fold out to reveal the action. On one side, readers hear the story. On the other side, readers see the animal names. The story itself was okay--nothing wonderful, nothing special. But the format of this one made it fun. 

© Becky Laney of Young Readers

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