Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Book Review: Big Red Barn

Wow. I have readers - plural, which means more people than just my husband are reading this.

Hello to all five of you!

I was going to post about how we came to be farming in the first place, but that's a much longer story than I have brainpower for tonight. Instead, I thought it might be fun to do a mini book review.

Big Red Barn

by Margaret Wise Brown

I love this book. It's by the same woman who wrote Good Night Moon, but it's far less popular. (We only have one copy of Big Red Barn versus the three we were given of Good Night Moon). Almost all the animals mentioned including the bats and mice live on our farm.

Moses loves animals, and I can't wait until he really gets into reading. I think he'll love this book. (Right now, he just wants to turn the pages of his board books, but that's better than chewing them which he used to do).

This would make a great baby gift for any country dweller or city dweller who misses the sight of a corn field. (The one thing this book is missing is the manure that is ever-present on a farm, which depending on your point of view could be good or bad).

1 comment:

muddywaters said...

I stumbled upon your blog through the Country Doctor's Wife.

My daughter loves this book. We both like the fact that it's a peaceful book. We both like how night gradually descends on the barn, and we love the picture where all the animals are snug in the barn.