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Children's LiteratureA very basic introduction to farms with an indicated reading level of 1, this book is suitable for only the youngest school-age children. Very simple information is provided in a very basic way. The text of the book is a mere 16 pages long, with half of the space given over to photographs. Farm buildings, farm animals and fields and crops are all very briefly discussed. A note on the CIP page for parents and teachers suggests that this is a good book for beginning readers because of the controlled vocabulary and repetition. However, the book is a fairly boring read. There is brief mention of harvesting crops, but surprisingly for a book about farms, no information about planting. The photographs illustrate the text well and are almost more informative. A glossary, index and suggestions for further reading and websites are included. 2004, Capstone Press, Ages 4 to 7.