Simms Taback's Farm Animals

Simms Taback's Farm Animals

by Simms Taback
     
 

Caldecott award-winning illustrator Simms Taback adds Farm Animals to his best-selling City Animals and Safari Animals series. Just like the other books, Farm Animals is a guessing game. Turn the page for your first clue:  “I have curly hair.” Open the flap and you’ll see another clue: “

Overview

Caldecott award-winning illustrator Simms Taback adds Farm Animals to his best-selling City Animals and Safari Animals series. Just like the other books, Farm Animals is a guessing game. Turn the page for your first clue:  “I have curly hair.” Open the flap and you’ll see another clue: “I say “Baa.”  Open one more and you’ll see the answer to the riddle: “I’m a lamb.”  It’s a fun, interactive book featuring five barnyard favorites (hen, goat, cow, lamb and donkey) in Taback’s signature bold and bright style.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
PreS—Six grinning animals hide beneath the folded pages of this oversize board book. In large, child-friendly print, Taback introduces each creature with the question, "Who am I?" and provides a clue ("I have a feathery tail") on the opposite page. As children lift the overlays, more of the illustration and a second clue ("I crow when the sun comes up") are revealed. Beneath the last flap, which opens into a four-page foldout, the animal proclaims its identity ("I am a rooster"). A pig, a rooster, a goat, a cow, a sheep, and a donkey are highlighted in the beguiling guessing game. The simple, boldly outlined and brightly colored illustrations portray each animal standing against a monochromatic sky ranging in color from yellow to blue to purple. The pages are constructed of sturdy card stock, allowing small fingers to practice unfolding and re-folding the flaps. An amusing and instructive story.—Linda L. Walkins, Mount Saint Joseph Academy, Brighton, MA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781609050788
Publisher:
Blue Apple Books
Publication date:
07/26/2011
Pages:
20
Sales rank:
811,650
Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range:
2 - 5 Years

Meet the Author

Simms Taback won a Caldecott Honor Award for There Was an Old Woman Who Swallowed a Fly and the Caldecott Medal for Joseph Had a Little Overcoat, of which The Horn Book wrote, "The art sings with color and movement and humor and personality." He has also produced award-winning titles for Blue Apple, such as Peek-a-Boo, Who? (a 2006 Scholastic Parent & Child Best Book of the Year) and Simms Taback's Big Book of Words (a 2004 Child Best Book of the Year, 2004 Parenting Book of the Year Award winner, and a 2004 Parents' Choice Gold Award winner). The author lives in California.

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