Children in the process of moving into new homes and blended families often are very anxious or sad about the transition. Mr. Daniel's Farm is a book that tells the story of a stressed out big city lawyer who was advised by his doctor to change his lifestyle, slow things down and maybe even move from the city out into the country. This is a story about how Mr. Daniel did just that, buying a piece of land, clearing it and making a farm.
Mr. Daniel and his wife learned that hard work can be times of much fun and laughter when you share those times with loved ones and farm animal friends, even if those farm friends did not come to the farm from the same family.
All children should love this sweet story, especially those going through a transitional time, needing to be encouraged that everything is going to be just fine. This is a story of hope. Through this book children can learn that transition to new places, friends and families can be a positive growing experience and a lot of fun too.
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.07(d)|
About the Author
Born in Louisiana, after graduating from Louisiana State University, and getting a Master's degree in Human Relations from Louisiana Tech University, Grace moved to rural Georgia. She also lives a happy life on the family farm with her husband and farm friends.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Reviewed by Carla Trueheart for Readers' Favorite What an adorable book! Mr. Daniel’s Farm: Farm Friends and Muddy Shoes by author Grace Allen is a children’s book with a focus on moving and change. The book begins with Mr. Daniel, a hard-working lawyer who is told by his doctor to get away from the stress of business life. Mr. Daniel moves to a farm with his wife, Ms. Joanne, and from there they meet some new animal friends. First, Babe the dog becomes part of the adventure and a new “farm friend,” then other animals as well: Trigger the horse, Arnold the white pig, Irene the sheep, and new puppies, too. Mr. Daniel and Ms. Joanne have a full and cozy farmhouse, which makes them happy. What I liked best about Mr. Daniel’s Farm is that it is an easy way to introduce children to the concept of positive change. While at first it might seem like moving to a new environment with new kinds of “people” would be difficult, it turns out that everyone is happy and everyone loves the new experience. Author Grace Allen puts a positive spin on the concept of change, and the animals help with this point, reminding the child reader of happiness and comfort. In addition, the illustrations in Mr. Daniel’s Farm add much to the story and will be cherished by young readers. I would recommend the book to parents of young children experiencing major change, or any parent who wishes to provide a young child with an adorable story of life on a farm and positive outlooks on new experiences.