Friday, October 19, 2007

Our Animal Friends at Maple Hill Farm

Our Animal Friends At Maple Hill Farm
Alice and Martin Provensen ~ Random House, 1974

Our Friends opens with...


In the series of over sized pages that follow, we meet a cast of characters with all their own dramas and hilarity -- past, present and future.

The animals that were...
the animals that are...
and the animals that will be...
bring joy, laughter and life to the lives of the people
who live in a house that needs painting,
at the end of a road full of holes...

My son likes this book because it is jam packed with animals and each one has its own little legend. This is one of those reads that is so story heavy, it is hard to get all the way through in one sitting.

Similar to Richard Scarrey in a way, a two-page spread is filled with a dozen scenarios, so you're never sure which one will win the boy over at a particular reading.

Not that I refer all my author histories to Wikipedia (ahem) but... these two had a very interesting life together... his creating Tony the Tiger only being a small piece of the tale. Check it out if you get a minute.

Also by:
A Child's Garden of Verses
Roses are Red. Are Violets Blue??
Funny Bunny
Fireside Book of Folk Songs
The Mother Goose Book
Animal Fair
My Little Hen


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1 comment:

yvonne said...

ooh, our kids love reading this book at my parents' house. it belonged to my brother & me when we were kids. my daughter especially loves all the cats.

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