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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.