I continue to ensure that classrooms have a copy, and I give it to children and sometimes adults as gifts. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc. But, I'll probably read it again later. A young child would want to read this again and again. I was 3 years or so when my mom starting reading me this book. I just bought copies for all my great nieces and nephews for Christmas!! Thirteen yo little dog Dinah is crazy about Stones. I was primed to fall in love with it from the moment I opened the first page.
In fact there were several pages that had me laughing pretty hard. As a child, living in the country, books were all I had, and this one kept me content for hours. The Provensens gently show us that life is just sometimes like that. I am so glad it is still available, I like to give it as a shower gift to expectant mothers. Thanks and keep it for generations My mom saved the original book for me, and we purchased a new copy paperback only after our suitcase containing the original hardback was stolen! I look forward to reading this book with another generation of young people.
That's what makes this book such a great read. I wanted to look at all of the books that I hadn't seen on that list there weren't a huge number, so I was curious about the few that I'd missed over the years--most were very worth seeking out. I look forward to reading this book with another generation of young people. Nice thing is I love it too. You feel like you're learning fro This is one of those books that's nostalgic for me because I can remember reading it as a child.
I love that there's no quest, no competition, no major challenges- it's just life on a farm with lots of real animals that have unique personalities. The excitement of having great stories at our fingertips has moulded our family into lifelong learners! Counts and describes each of the animals living at Maple Hill Farm in the way a child might. She loves to hear all about the different kinds of animals that live on the farm, and the quirky stories about their personalities are funny. Anyone who has ever visited or lived on a real farm knows there is constant activity and that the animals make every day a lively adventure. I read it countless times as a child, and kept it safe until I was able to share this wonderful creation with my niece, Phylicia, and nephew, Mark. With simple text that is both affectionate and wry, and irresistible illustrations that burst with personality, Alice and Martin Provensen bring their barnyard friends to life for the delight of animal lovers both young and old.
You feel like you're learning fro This is one of those books that's nostalgic for me because I can remember reading it as a child. Who lives at Maple Hill Farm? For a child who doesn't live near a real farm, this book provides in-depth insight into the day-to-day farm experiences without being boring. Alice Provensen collaborated with her late husband, Martin, on numerous 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. This will not be the last time I will give this book as a gift. Pages can include considerable notes-in pen or highlighter-but the notes cannot obscure the text. He loves animals, and clearly so do the authors, because they have so much personality here. Product Description Who lives at Maple Hill Farm? The illustrations are very simple, and perfectly evocative.
Cat lovers take particular note. Through their talents we come to know and love the animal friends at Maple Hill Farm as if they are our very own. There is something timeless about the story. We love having amazing books for our kids to read. I feel free to teach my children using their learning styles and my teaching style. Bought it for my daughters after we read Provensen's book about the seasons Year at Maple Hill Farm , and liked this one even better.
I still get a little twinge of sadness when I see the illustration! This was one of my favorite books as a child and I can't wait to read it to my son due in January. Two dogs, five horses, a pig, some geese, lots of chickens, a few cows, a few goats, several sheep, and four special cats — these are the animals at Maple Hill Farm. You can tell the authors spent a lot of time and love observing animals as they created thi So glad I stumbled across this! That last bit might make the book slightly off-puting to people who don't like their children's books to occasionally get a little dark, but I felt like the tone probably more accurately reflects what life on a farm full of animals would be like. Possible ex library copy, thatâll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. 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. Possible ex library copy, thatâll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Visualizing Visualize what it would be like to be on this farm? He's always asking for it to come down from the shelf and be shared.
Every animal has a little bit of personality, the human relationships with them are so real. Plenty for the adult as well as the child. Now, over two decades later, I'm sharing it with my son, who loves it like I did. The book continues on describing the hens named Good Little Red Hen, Sweety and Other Hen and the roosters Lovelace, Pola Negri and Big Shot. Eggnog has a sweet nature, though she throws up a lot and hates to go out-of-doors. She is very, very old and she is never warm enough.
All four of the boys even the 9-yr-olds were crowded around. I want them all on my farm where I will feel the kind of zoned out bliss I get when I peruse these books. The only This book and the other one about Maple Hill Farm always makes me want to chuck it all and buy some land - which would be a horrendous mistake as I am hardly a farm girl and more likely to be found mucking around a cafe than a stable. They wanted to stay on every page until they'd gleaned every ounce of fascinating detail. Each animal is described in charming and humorous detail. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less.