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My First Farm Friends [With Cardboard Play Barn, Stand-Up Animals]by Betsy Wallin
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This irresistible set of four illustrated board books is packaged in a deluxe gift box that doubles as a play barn after the books are unpacked. Each book depicts the story of daily life with one of four farm animals — chicken, goat, cow, and pig — and features a sturdy stand-up figure of the animal. Geared to ages 0 to 3, the books celebrate and teach about the activities on the farm while introducing basic vocabulary words. The stand-up animals let the action come to life as kids place the four animals in the play barn.
"Readers are invited to spend a day getting to know the animals that live on a farm in this collection of four board books, packaged in a barn-shaped box, which can be unfolded to create a barnyard scene. Wallin focuses on a different animal in each book (A Day with Cows; A Day with Pigs): 'The pigs are excited to start the day. Time for breakfast!' The soothing pen-and-ink and watercolor cartoons and a cheery tone create an idyllic rural environment, while giving children a sense of how the animals — and the humans who care for them — spend each day. Also included are sturdy pop-out animals, for use with the foldout playscape. Up to age 3. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
Barnyard Joy for Little Farmers
Unpack the irresistible books that teach your child about daily life on the farm, pop out the stand-up animals, and open up the barn.
Your toddler is now ready for hours of farm-themed fun with these adorable new animal friends — cow, pig, goat, and chicken. It all adds up to an unbeatable read-and-play combination.
About the Author
Betsy Wallin has always loved drawing. She grew up drawing horses and barns in the countryside of upstate NY. After her training in Art History at Vassar College and the University of California, Berkeley, she settled in France and raised four children. She received her formal training in Illustration at the ENSAD in Paris and later on at Pratt Institute in New York. She has published illustrations for Folk Tales in France with Editions Atlas and Nathan Presse.
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