I Love Animals

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"A charming picture book filled with a small child's joyous love for all the animals on her farm. Large, bold illustrations and a clear text fairly explode with exuberance." —School Library Journal

I love Jock, my dog... I love the donkey braying "Hee-haw"
Do you love animals, too? Flora McDonnell's exuberant salute to our favorite beasts—a gallant dog, two genial ducks, an adoring ewe and her rowdy lamb, among many others—captures their ...

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Overview

"A charming picture book filled with a small child's joyous love for all the animals on her farm. Large, bold illustrations and a clear text fairly explode with exuberance." —School Library Journal

I love Jock, my dog... I love the donkey braying "Hee-haw"
Do you love animals, too? Flora McDonnell's exuberant salute to our favorite beasts—a gallant dog, two genial ducks, an adoring ewe and her rowdy lamb, among many others—captures their characters in large, brilliant portraits. Perfect for sharing with several children or just one, I LOVE ANIMALS is as much fun as a visit to a real farm.

A girl names all the animals she likes on her farm, from Jock the dog to the pig and her piglets.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
PW called this colorful, oversized book a "simple and effective introduction to farm denizens [which] also provides an important first lesson about kindness and affection for all animals." Ages 2-up. Feb.
Children's Literature - Judy Katsh
A young girl visits her farm animals and watches them behave in characteristic ways. Bold pictures, bright colors, huge print, and predictable language each page begins with I love... make this book a natural for sharing with a whole group-perhaps as a springboard to studying farm life. The illustrations take center stage here and while they show plenty of action and humor, their perspective and proportion at times makes the animals depicted seem grotesque and disturbing. The illustrations seem wrong for little kids, but the text is definitely aimed at the toddler set. 1996 orig.
Children's Literature
Big, colorful farm animals fill each page of this board book. The text has a little girl stating that she loves whatever creature appears on the page and they range from her dog Jack to a big fat turkey strutting around the farmyard. In between we meet the ducks, a hen, goat, donkey, cow, pig, pony, sheep, and a cat and her kittens. A wonderful book to introduce farm animals and also a strong positive message about loving all creatures. This board book adaptation of the original 1994 book works well. 2001, Candlewick, $6.99. Ages 1 to 4. Reviewer: Marilyn Courtot
School Library Journal
PreS-A charming picture book filled with a small child's joyous love for all the animals on her farm. Large, bold illustrations and a clear text fairly explode with exuberance. Descriptions of ducks ``...waddling to the water,'' hens ``...hopping up and down,'' a goat ``...racing across the field,'' a cow ``...swishing her tail,'' a pony ``...rolling over and over,'' and a turkey ``...strutting around the yard'' convey a sense of bustling activity. The double-page acrylic-and-gouache paintings combined with the simple text make this a perfect choice for sharing with toddler groups.-Sally R. Dow, Ossining Public Library, NY
Ellen Mandel
The stone walls, rolling hills, and pebbled walks of her native Northern Ireland cozily encompass McDonnell's friendly farm, and all the farm animals wear welcoming grins when introduced on succeeding double-page spreads. As the young narrator declares her love for each creature in oversize boldface, McDonnell presents a contented dog waiting to be petted, a happy goat scampering free of its tether across the field, a gargantuan sow delightedly suckling its piglets, and a host of other barnyard residents, all brightly pictured in the acrylic and gouache illustrations. Whether from the city or the country, children will be eager to make the acquaintance of this jovial menagerie.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780763615468
  • Publisher: Candlewick Press
  • Publication date: 8/28/2001
  • Edition description: BOARD
  • Pages: 24
  • Sales rank: 467,953
  • Age range: 3 months - 3 years
  • Product dimensions: 5.14 (w) x 5.87 (h) x 0.60 (d)

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