Emily enjoys playing on the farm and helping to feed the animals. But Noah thinks the farmyard is too loud and scary. He’s afraid of the cows, and horses, and even some of the larger pigs. But Emily knows a way to make the farm fun and safe. She helps Noah to start small with some little chicks, and introduces each barnyard animal one at a time, until Noah feels safe and confident enough to make friends with a massive cow!
This was such a sweet story! I really loved how Emily is patient and compassionate with Noah, and gradually helps him to overcome his fears. It’s adorable how Emily uses rhyming couplets to make the farmyard chores into a game. “First, of course, brush the horse.” “Next is hen. Sweep her pen.” “See that chick? Feed him, quick!” It brings an extra element of silliness and fun into the book, and distracts Noah from his fears.
The illustrations are full of bright colors and adorable animals. I love all the cute details in the background of each page, and the funny expressions on the characters’ faces.
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