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Farm Animals

Learn fun facts about all kinds of farm animals from sheep and goats, to chickens and cows.

The O’Leary’s lived on a small farm with their cat, farm animals, and one not-so-welcome guest: a groundhog that liked to eat all of their fresh vegetables every summer.  As Mr. O’Leary devises a plan to keep the groundhog from stealing all of their veggies, the readers are able to learn about life on a small farm, the changing seasons, and the mutual relationships humans share with animals.

The Farmer is very lazy, and never keeps his promise to help his wife with the pigs, even when they are “growing” from the tree like apples. When he believes they are gone forever, he changes his attitude and never goes back to being lazy again.

In this silly children’s book, Charley Hoce captures the attention of young readers by providing them with clever and rhyming poems about farm life.  Children will get a kick out of the chicken (that isn’t so chicken) and the counting sheep (that really can’t count past two) while also getting some good language skills practice.

Enjoy a good game of True or False? Play along with this book, and learn great facts about all kinds of farm animals.

Mic check! Get ready to move your feet as you sing along to this Farmyard Beat.

Junior sees a lot of funny and unusual things on his tour around the farm, but when he tells Mama about all the crazy sites, she suggests a new set of eyes! Spin the wheel on each page to come up with a funny and creative story for Junior.

The farmer is snoozing on the hay in his barn, surrounded by his dozy animals, when the fly buzzing about lands on his nose! Of course he sneezes, which sets off a long chain of consequences, until finally the terrified donkey panics! It has been compared to the traditional rhyme, “The House That Jack Built”, and has the same satisfying cause and result domino effect!

Listen to the animal sounds on a farm as Cow tries to get her moo back.

Just right for toddlers, an appealing book in which each action propels the next, from a farmer kissing his wife, who then pats the dog, to a cat, a mouse, geese, and a donkey….