Monday, September 23, 2013

Henry's Map

Henry's Map
By David Elliot
Philomel Books, 2013. Unpaged picture book.

Fastidious, loveable, Henry the pig is very particular about his sty. He likes when there's a place for everything and everything is in its place. One morning, he looks out the window and sees that the farm is just a mess. He decides he shall make maps of where things should go, to help everyone keep their places as clean as his sty. All corners of the farm (woolshed, oak tree, stable, chicken coop) and all residents (sheep, horses, cows, chickens) now know how their homes should look with Henry's helpful maps. And, much to his relief, their shared world on the farm can now be in tip-top shape. David Elliot's clever story and illustrations make this an utterly charming picture book about farm animal life.

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