This is a book about farm animals, and what happens during one year on a farm.
In January, the cows stay in the barnyard, and the chickens don't lay many eggs. By March, you can tell spring is coming: the barn is filled with baby animals. Month by month, the animals at Maple Hill Farm sense the changing seasons and respond to the changes.
Through gently humorous text and charming illustrations, Alice and Martin Provensen capture one year at their beloved Maple Hill Farm in a way sure to delight city slickers and country folk alike.
|Publisher:||Perfection Learning Corporation|
|Product dimensions:||9.30(w) x 12.50(h) x 0.40(d)|
|Age Range:||3 - 7 Years|
About the Author
Alice Provensen is the author and illustrator of Murphy in the City, A Day in the Life of Murphy, and Klondike Gold. She collaborated with her late husband, Martin, on many other highly acclaimed picture books, including the Caldecott Medal–winning The Glorious Flight and Nancy Willard’s Newbery Medal–winning A Visit to William Blake’s Inn, which was also a Caldecott Honor Book. The Provensens have been on the New York Times list of the Ten Best Illustrated Books eight times. Alice lives in California.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is a treasured book (see also Our Animal Friends at Maple Hill Farm) in our family. It takes a LOOOOONG time to read because it encourages discussion and laughter about months, seasons, animal behavior. My 6 year old got it at age 4 and we LOVE it.
This fine book beautifully captures the rhythm of the seasons in a way that is enjoyable and absolutely realistic. It is a treasure for children and adults and is an excellent companion to THE ANIMALS AT MAPLE HILL FARM. Young and old will enjoy this book and discuss it and want to read it again
The reviews do nothing to truly capture how wonderfully written this book is, how it stirs the imagination and stays with you forever. After reading and completely loving this book hundreds of times to my own children, I searched for this book for my granddaughter, hoping to find it dirt cheap, but to no avail. No wonder. Such a high-quality book is just not going to be sold for pennies. Get this book. It is well-worth the price and you won't be disappointed. Create incredible memories for the children in your life...AND YOURSELF!