Reading is a very important part of my family’s daily life, and we take every opportunity we can to find new books [adventures] to explore. I’ve tried to write about what children’s books we’re reading, in order to suggest some favorites, but I can never keep up! Allow me to introduce one of Declan’s favorite books at the moment: Farmer George’s Busy Morning.
Clare Bickers, co-author of Farmer George’s Busy Morning, sent us a copy to review for you. I love the premise behind this book; not only is Farmer George a fun, educational book that provides children with a behind-the-scenes look at farm life, but the profits from books sales are then reinvested into long and short term green projects: an example of social entrepreneurship. Therefore, with each book purchase, you are enriching your own children’s lives through reading and education, supporting small business and entrepreneurship, and helping the reforestation effort; all of that in just one purchase!
So, what about the book itself? From the moment I opened the package, Declan has been captivated by Farmer George’s bright colors, lovable characters, and farming duties. Farmer George is a real person; his farm is real, and his lovable sidekicks Evie and Lilly are also real (Declan is taken with these Jack Russell pups). Farmer George’s farm is in Western Australia, and features a varied collection of animals: cows, goats, sheep, alpacas, and…Jack Russell Terriers.
The vividly colored illustrations, varied farm animals, and heavy cardstock paper make this a perfect read for my almost two-year-old. I love that Farmer George’s trusty companions, Evie and Lilly, make appearances throughout the book, as Declan is truly taken with them, always eager to see what antics or helpful things they’re up to next! The end pages at the back of the book are a collage made from a collection of photos of the real Farmer George, Evie, Lilly, and farm animals; Declan likes to take his time looking at the photos each time we finish the story.
If you’re looking to add another title to your home library, or if you’re looking for a green cause to support, pick up a copy of Farmer George’s Busy Morning. You can purchase a copy through Amazon HERE. To find out the latest news from Farmer George, you can connect on Facebook and Twitter.
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