Open the Barn Door…

Yesterday, B & I went for an adventure out to the farm to try to catch a ride in the tractor with “Pop” (my Dad) who was busy planting corn. When we got out of the car, I noticed two big, cuddly looking orange cats loafing in the sun.

Quietly, we tip-toed around the car (they’re not tame.) As they were approached by a friendly tot with open arms (“Hi tat! Hi!”) the cats shuffled through the grass and escaped right under the barn door. Rats! (Or, more appropriately, “Cats!”)

love taking B to the farm now that she’s a little older. There are so many things to see!barn doorThe farm in this board book has lots of animals for your little one to discover– a cow, a pig, a little chick, a pony, yellow ducklings, a goat (chewing on the laundry!), a happy dog, cats, a rooster, and an owl. Behind each flap, littles will find animals after hearing what they say– maybe it’s “mew-mew” or “cock-a-doodle-doo.”

Open the Barn Door… has long been a fave of B’s. How could it not be? With hiding animals under liftable flaps, soft, pretty colors, and lots of animal noises, I’ll bet the little ones in your life would love it, too.

Open the Barn Door…
Text Penguin Random House/Illus. Christopher Santoro
Random House

On the Farm

“…ACK.”

If you checked out my earlier post reviewing That’s not my duck…, you also read about B’s love for her Duck. Once she figured out how to make the general sound of a quack, there is no question which animal sound is her favorite.

on-the-farm

On the Farm is adorable. Your little one can see grown animals and their babies and learn what they say. The beautiful illustrations are so realistic, it’s almost as if you and your kiddo should be able to touch the piglet’s soft ears while he snorts– sitting on top of a big pig in the mud.  Along with the piglet, this book has cheeping chicks, mooing calves, bleating lambs, whinnying foals, and quacking ducklings.

You can find more from Kate Riggs & Fiammetta Dogi. We’re looking forward to Wild Backyard about backyard animals such as a rabbit, a robin or a toad and their little habitats.

On the Farm
Kate Riggs/Illus. Fiammetta Dogi
The Creative Company