Monday, February 9, 2009

Itty & Bitty: Friends on the Farm

As I mentioned in my post about Itty & Bitty: Two Miniature Horses, I received two horsey picture books for my birthday after earning my M.Ed, to help me build a classroom library.

The second book is Itty & Bitty: Friends on the Farm, also written by Nancy Carpenter Czerw, but this time illustrated by Rose Mary Berlin. It is recommended for children 4 to 8 years old.

This book introduces us to some of the other animals that live with Itty & Bitty at Steele Away Farm: the dogs, Molly and Sasha, and the big horses, Troy, Splash and Scrabble. They can all be seen in a photograph on the back cover of the book. Also, it continues with the simple rhyming style from the first book of the Itty & Bitty series.

Little Itty & Bitty resume their adventures, playing with the other animals:

Troy is tall and brown and sleek,
But he's too big for Hide and Seek.
We always win - it's no surprise.
Our smallness is a better size-
To hide in bushes, barn, or garage.
And our spots are perfect camouflage.

They also dine in the barn, exercise with the dogs, and ride a moped to keep up with the big horses!

Like the first book, it is really an illustrated poem and is perfect for someone with small children and an interest in horses.


Sheila said...

I'm loving your book reviews at Moms in the Right. Thanks so much for taking the time to post these. I'm homeschooling my 5 year old and today I've put lots of books on hold at the library. :)

Miss Ladybug said...

I'm glad you find them helpful. I was in B&N this past weekend, scoping out new titles. Saw one I liked, but that I can't really get for a classroom library, so long as I might teach in a public school. It was This Is The Day (as in "the Lord has made"), going through each day of the week, thanking God for the beauty of creation. Don't recall the author. It's got an Orca on the cover.