Hardcover, 36 pages
Published August 2nd 2016 by Chronicle Books
Source: Raincoast Books
Sleep Tight Farm is an informational picturebook that illustrates the steps a farmer along with his family takes to prepare the farm for frost and colder winter weather.
I honestly didn’t know how much work was involved in preparing a farm for winter and appreciated learning it. It also gave me a new appreciation for the amount of work farmers and farm workers do because we have a tendency to forget the origin of the food we buy at supermarkets. Well okay I do. This was a wonderful way to get a look behind the scenes.
Sleep Tight Farm would be a wonderful book to use in class when discussing agriculture–particular for grades K-3. It is very accessible and the presence of child characters will make kids more confident in asking questions.
The artwork is not my favourite but it serves its purpose well.
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Dan Bar-el is an award-winning children’s author, educator and storyteller. His writing includes chapter books, picture books, and most recently, a graphic novel. For the past twenty years, Dan has been working with children ages 3 to 13. He’s been a school age childcare provider, a preschool teacher, a creative drama teacher and creative writing […]
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