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OPENING and SYNOPSIS:“Wow! Cows! Did you know that a cow eats 50 pounds of grass each day? That’s the weight of an average second grader!”From the book cover:“Welcome to the family farm! How do the farmers take care of the cows? What do cows eat? Follow the family at Howling Wolf Farm as they show the important steps in raising healthy animals and healthy food for the people in their community.”THEMES/TOPICS: animals, nature, farmingWHY I LIKE THIS BOOK: This story is as much about the farm and the farmers as it is about cows. Stiefel shows children where their food comes from, using her engaging, kid-appropriate writing style to draw in young readers. Children will learn about animals and sustainable farming. The text includes important elements that help children understand the text, including a table of contents, words to know, and a labeled diagram of a cow. A perfect activity to accompany the book would be a trip to the local Farmer’s Market.
Source: Publisher-provided copy