TITLE: Sleep Tight Farm
AUTHOR: Eugene Doyle
ILLUSTRATOR: Becca Stradtlander
PUBLISHER: Chronicle Books, 2016
SYNOPSIS: A captivating exploration of how a family gets a farm ready for the snow of winter, Sleep Tight Farm lyrically connects each growing season to the preparations at the very end of the farm year. This beautiful and informative book paints a fascinating picture of what winter means to the farm year and to the family that shares its seasons, from spring’s new growth, summer’s heat, and fall’s bounty to winter’s well-earned rest. All year long the farm has worked to shelter us, feed us, keep us warm, and now it’s time to sleep.
WHAT I LIKED ABOUT THIS BOOK : I grew up in a small town in southern Louisiana, surrounded by small rice farms. I live in a larger city nowadays but wouldn’t mind a small farm existence. I think that is why Eugene Doyle’s book caught my attention. Beneath the sleepy tale of a farm getting ready for a long winter’s nap, there is a tribute to the hard working men and women who run those very farms not only for their won families, but to keep the entire country going strong! Illustrator, Becca Stradtlander, provides richly detailed drawings to give the reader a sense of the complexity of farm life. Readers of all ages will enjoy SLEEP TIGHT FARM. A great addition to any library!
RATING: *****5 Stars *****
1 star…probably not worth your time.
2 stars…there are some things to like, but could elements have been stronger.
3 stars…this story will appeal to some readers but others might find it lacking something.
4 stars…strong story, nice illustrations, and should grab the attention of many readers.
5 stars…superbly written story, stellar illustrations, a must addition to any book lovers’ collection!
Jack is afraid of the THING in the closet. Monty is afraid of the LUMP in the bed. One day boy and monster both decide they no longer want to fear what hides in the dark. Both have a plan, but will be surprised by what they discover after A BUMP IN THE NIGHT.
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Hybrid published author, Donna L Martin, has been writing since she was eight years old. She is a 4th Degree Black Belt in TaeKwonDo by day and a ‘ninja’ writer of flash fiction, children’s picture books, chapter books, young adult novels and inspirational essays by night. Donna offers occasional BOOK NOOK REVIEWS of great children’s books and offers WRITERLY WISDOM to new and established writers. She is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators, Alliance of Independent Authors, and Children’s Book Insider. Donna loves dark chocolate, going to the beach and adding to her growing book collection.
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