Reviews and Blog Posts: Farms

The hen who dreamed she could fly : a novel

by Sŏn-mi Hwang

DPL Rating:
4

Originally written in Korean, and a bestseller in Korea for over 10 years, this is a modern day fable about freedom, identity, strength and longing. Sprout is a laying hen who has always wanted to get out into the yard, and, even more than that, to keep one of the...

The second-chance dog

by Jon Katz

DPL Rating:
3

A sweet, quick read, Katz recounts how his now wife Maria and her dog Frieda came into his life. Katz and Maria met when they were each married, and neither imagined that those marriages would fall apart, or that their deep connection, fueled by their creativity (Maria is a fiber...

Dirt! the movie

DPL Rating:
4

OK, ignore the creepy animation bits. The rest is a pure joy to watch. Dirt! It's fascinating!

The cow loves cookies

by Karma Wilson

DPL Rating:
3

Everyone on the farm eats their own type of food. The farmer feeds the horse hay, there's corn for the geese, and the pigs want their slop. But not the cow--the cow wants cookies! Kids will love this repeating, rhyming story--just make sure to have some cookies (and milk!) on...

Otis

by Loren Long

DPL Rating:
0

Otis is a happy tractor who works hard on the farm. When a bawling baby calf joins the farm, Otis' "putt puff puttedy chuff" is the only thing that soothes her. Otis and the calf become friends, but soon Otis is replaced by a big, yellow tractor. One day the...

Tillie lays an egg

by Terry Blonder Golson

DPL Rating:
0
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There are seven chickens living on the farm. Six of them lay eggs in the henhouse and scratch for corn. But not Tillie! Tillie likes to go out looking for juicy worms to eat. And she lays her eggs wherever she happens to be. Can you find her egg in...

Chicken soup

by Jean Van Leeuwen

DPL Rating:
0

All of the barnyard animals see the farmer getting out her big soup pot and they start whispering, "She's making chicken soup, run for your lives!" But little chick has a cold and can't run as fast. He hides in all kinds of places, but they just make him sneeze!...

Blue Goose

by Nancy Tafuri

DPL Rating:
0

Farmer Gray leaves the colorful animals behind on his black and white farm. While he's away, the animals decide to make the farm a little more colorful. Yellow chick paints the flowers yellow. Red Hen paints the barn red. Soon the different animals are mixing their colors to make beautiful...

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