I Like the Farm (I Like to Read) (Hardcover)
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Children share their love for farm animals in a hard-to-find Guided Reading Level A nonfiction reader from an award-winning photographer."I like the pig . . . I like the piglet." Simple, joyful text accompanies Shelley Rotner’s vibrant and heartwarming photographs of children and animals on the farm. Young readers will learn to identify adult farm animals with their babies and will enjoy the children’s looks of happiness and wonder at being close to creatures big and small.
About the Author
Shelley Rotner is the author and photo-illustrator of more than thirty books, including Grow! Raise! Catch! How We Get Our Food. Her collaborations with Sheila M. Kelly include Yummy! Good Food Makes Me Strong, a National Science Teachers Association Outstanding Science Trade Book, and Shades of People, an ALA Notable Children’s Book.
* "It's hard to go wrong combining cute kids with adorable animals, but special kudos must be given for the very natural way Rotner has included diversity—it's especially gratifying to see diversity normalized and validated early, at the same time that reading comprehension is taught. Simple, encouraging text, charming photographs, straightforward, unpretentious diversity, and adorable animals—what's not to like?"—Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review
"In Rotner's Farm, the repetitive 'I like' statement is applied to adult and baby animals ('I like the cat. I like the kitten'), which makes this book ideal as a read-aloud guessing game. . . . convey[s] a straightforward simplicity with high returns on reader participation and engagement. An easy addition to young nonfiction collections."—School Library Journal Xpress Reviews