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Posted February 2, 2009
THIS ONE'S A KEEPER !
Artist Holly Meade well remembers her childhood visits to her grandparents dairy farm. She writes that it was one of the highlights of her young life, 'I would wake early in my feather bed to the lowing of cows.....I wish that every child could experience having the natural world as excitingly near as it is on the farm.' Today not many children have that experience yet David Elliott and Ms. Meade have created a happy reminder of what life was like on a family farm. For the first time, Ms. Meade uses woodcuts for a picture book and they are stunning - full page illustrations enhanced with watercolors bring all of the animals to eye-popping life from the crowing strutting rooster to the sly barn cat to the silent rabbit. Mr. Elliott's easy, descriptive verse will be a pleasure for young eyes and ears. Of the snake he writes, 'Coils in the garden like a spring or the wild and winding melody he hears but cannot sing.' This one's a keeper! - Gail CookeWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted August 4, 2014
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