Want to take a trip to the barnyard without leaving the house? Let’s explore the lives of our favorite domesticated animals with Animal Planet’s new Farm Animals (Animal Bites Series) by Laaren Brown.
Pop open this book for over 200 large, dynamic photographs of horses, cows, pigs, duck, turkeys, chickens and more. Learn what farm animals eat, where they live and what their families are like. Included is a two-page spread of wild creatures that use farms as homes, such as spiders, bees, and wild birds.
The book is packed with fascinating facts. For example, did you know that in a few breeds of geese the males and females have different eye colors? Pilgrim geese are an example.
In the back matter are activities to reinforce learning, such as animal sound matching, as well as a page packed with resources for further exploration, two pages of glossary, and an extensive index.
Farm Animals is a perfect choice for young children who love animals. It could also be used to accompany a field trip to a petting zoo or local farm.
See reviews of two other titles in the Animal Bites series, Polar Animals and Ocean Animals, at Growing with Science.
- Horses at Growing with Science
- Goats and Sheep at Growing with Science
- Four books about chickens for kids (here at Wrapped in Foil)
- Younger kids will enjoy playing with toy farm animals like the Animal Planet Farm Bucket
Age Range: 7 – 10 years
Publisher: Animal Planet (June 21, 2016)
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