“Have you ever visited a farm? If so, what was your favorite part of the visit? My grandparents lived on a farm so I spent many hours in the country. My favorite part of the farm is the animals. If you have never been to the farm, here’s your chance to meet some neat little critters that you’ll encounter if you ever have the chance.
Author Christopher Biggs’ picture book SAFARI STANLEY’S FARM ANIMAL FRIENDS introduces children to the different animals found on the farm. When Safari Stanley visits his friends on the farm, the reader first sees a partially hidden animal. A question is asked about this animal, and the next page then answers the question as it reveals the whole animal. The reader meets a hen and a rooster, along with other farm animals. Each little critter is bright eyed and I could swear they have smiles on their faces that should bring a smile to the faces of the children reading or having the story read to them.
Not only are the animals introduced to the children, but they learn a few numbers as well. Written for ages 0-3, Christopher Biggs’ book is ideal for city kids, who may never see a live farm animal, and for country kids, who will be quite familiar with each critter introduced here.
SAFARI STANLEY’S FARM ANIMAL FRIENDS would make a nice addition to your home library, nursery school libraries, and school libraries. The artwork, by Book Smarts Publishing, is just right for a delightful read for the young and the older reader that shares the story with the child. And before you know it, the child will be reading the story to parents, siblings, and anyone that will listen. What fun!