Tuesday, June 20, 2017

CHARACTER COUNTS: Sleep Tight Farm: A Farm Prepares for Winter



 CHARACTER COUNTS: Sleep Tight Farm: A Farm Prepares for Winter

By Eugenie Doyle
Chronicle Books, 2016. Picture book.

What happens on a real family farm in winter? This picture book shows how one family gathers the last of the harvest, cuts back berry canes, covers fragile strawberry plants with straw, and gets their chickens snug before cold weather. They remember the good memories each plant or animal gave them and look forward to the promise of spring.

The author and her family operate The Last Resort Farm in Vermont, and so the details in this book are specific and accurate and are very enlightening as to how a real, modern-day farm runs. The pastoral scenes are beautiful and restful. This is a great choice for a simple bedtime book or a more in-depth first look at where our food comes from.

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