Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Dinosaur Farm by Frann Preston-Gannon

I'm a little late getting around to talking about Dinosaur Farm by Frann Preston-Gannon because of all that recent blog angst but I don't want to skip it because I adore Preston-Gannon's lighthearted storytelling and cheerful illustrations. I also very seldom hold drawings at Bookfoolery but Dinosaur Farm is worth sharing. Page down for info about the giveaway. It will be a short one so sign up quickly if you're interested and please pass it on if you've got friends with little ones.

Dinosaur Farm is just what the cover indicates, the story of a farmer's day in which the livestock are dinosaurs, perhaps farmed for their eggs:

The reader follows the farmer's day as he feeds his livestock, gives the dinosaurs a scrubbing, cleans out his pond and shovels up dino manure. He also has a garden to tend and the garden has a unique, prehistoric look.

There are hatchlings to attend to and the evening meal to deal with. Then the farmer gets to go home and take a bath, knowing his animals are safe and happy. The farmer forgets to close the gate, though, and some of the dinosaurs sneak inside to sleep with him. Such a cute ending!

You will be happy to know this book is Isabel-approved, meaning it smelled good. I'm sure she'll enjoy it if I ever read the book to her, as well. Cats love it when you read to them.

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  1. This would be fun for a little sun.

  2. Why was 8 scared of 7. Cause 7 ate 9

  3. What did 0 say to 8. Nice Belt.

  4. Sorry. forgot the e-mail. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

  5. Reading Dreams
    A book is a wonder
    Reading together everyday.

    Delightful for my grandchildren. Thanks for this wonderful giveaway.saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

  6. Anonymous9:03 PM

    By the way, Nancy - the Lily/dinosaur Haiku was me - Virginia! Thanks for letting me know about this contest!!

    1. You're welcome! Glad you signed up!

  7. Anonymous9:05 PM

    The young dinosaur
    Frolics with the young princess
    Playing hide and seek



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