We’ve had this book out of the library now for a couple of weeks and it is becoming a bit of a favorite in our house. It never fails to get a smile and an excited flap of my daughters arms when it is picked up from the pile. It’s not hard to see why she likes it.
Farmyard hullabaloo is written by Giles Andreae and Illustrated by David Wojtowycz. The book is simply a poem about all the animals on the farm and the noises they all make. Each animal gets it’s own page with a lovely illustration and a short verse. The book is slightly bigger than A4 size so the illustrations are big. They are also simple and bright so they instantly catch the attention of my baby. It’s written in rhyme with a really nice rhythm to the words so I enjoy reading it aloud and she sits smiling and hitting the pages which is her way of showing she is excited or enjoying something.
As well as reading the poem on each page I like to make the animal’s noise and point out something on the picture too her. I suspect we’ll end up buying this book for my daughter, I can see her enjoying it for many years to come. What’s more we’ve discovered a new auther/illustrator with a whole back catalogue for us to explore. That’s why I love visiting the library and joining in with the 300 picture challenge (see further down to see how we are getting on).
I’m linking up again this week with Carie at Space for the butterflies. If you’ve been reading head over there and link up or look for more inspiration.
300 picture book challenge
As well as reading favorite picture books again, we have read 13 new ones this week. I’m finding it easier than you would think at the moment. As well as reading some ‘new’ (first read this year) ones from our collection and another visit to the library, we have also read a few whilst we have been at play groups. You can find the full list of what we have read so far (and a brief review of each) on my pinterest board. Other favorites this week were
Total number of picture books read in 2014 – 43/300
Number of trips to the library this week – 1