by Robin Nelson

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Take a visit to the farm and learn about the features and roles of a sheep.


Take a visit to the farm and learn about the features and roles of a sheep.

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School Library Journal

PreS-Gr 2

Simple text and colorful photographs introduce the different types of farm animals and what they do. Word repetition and the presentation of single sentences on white space beneath three-quarter-page color photographs help to keep this a straightforward reading experience. There is a smooth flow of words and information from page to page, so that the repetition feels natural rather than stilted (particularly noticeable in Chickens , which reads fluidly, if backwards, from bird to egg). Each volume ends with a pictograph indicating the parts of the animal and some facts (written at a higher reading level than the main text). The glossary is especially useful because it includes pictures. While this series is not as eye-catching as ABDO's "Animal Sounds," it is utilitarian and has broad child appeal. An excellent choice for beginning readers.

Product Details

Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date:
First Step Nonfiction - Farm Animals Series
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 7.10(h) x 0.40(d)
380L (what's this?)
Age Range:
5 - 7 Years

Meet the Author

Robin Nelson is a former elementary teacher and the author of many children's nonfiction books in the First Step Nonfiction, Pull Ahead, and Start to Finish series.

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