Children's Book List

Reviews of Children's Literature

Duddle Puck

Written By: Karma Wilson
Illustrated By: Marcellus Hall

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Duddle Puck The Puddle Duck

Summary: A very odd duck that refuses to quack shocks and flusters animals all over the farm with his clucking, honking, oinking, and neighing.

Rating: 3 ***

A fun-loving duck likes to pretend he’s other animals, yet the other animals do not understand he’s only playing.

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Hens for Friends

Written By: Sandy De Lisle
Illustrated By: Amelia Hansen

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Hens for Friends

Summary: Hens are smart, savvy, and like to cuddle, as Aaron describes in this picture book about his relationship with his best friend, a Rhode Island Red hen he names Margaret.

Rating: 3 ***

An interesting story about the importance of chickens and treating them well.

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Stop, Thief!

Written By: Heather Tekavec
Illustrated By: Pierre Pratt

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Stop, Thief!

Summary: Max is out to catch the thief who is stealing all the produce from farmers’ fields and orchards.

Rating: 3 ***

A fun story about a dog who doesn’t seem to understand what’s going on. Kids’ will love trying to help him out as he tries to solve the problem on the farm.

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Down by the Barn

By: Will Hillenbrand

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Down by the Barn

Summary: Ride with the tractor driver around the farm to pick up all of the animals.

Rating: 5 *****

Sing a story about the farm animals to the tune of Down by the Station.

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Old Manhattan had some Farms

Written By: Susan Lendroth
Illustarted By: Kate Endle

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Old Manhattan had some Farms E-I-E-I-Grow

Summary:
In this new take on “Old MacDonald Had a Farm,” the farmers are city dwellers and the farms consist of rooftops, empty lots, hydroponic labs, patios, and other urban nooks and crannies. No matter where you live, you can grow food!

Rating: 4 ****

A really cute idea but the song level and content don’t really match. Includes a free downloadable song.

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