Format: Paperback Beginning Reader
Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5
What did you like about the book? The original of this great story was published in 2000. It has been republished in Beginning Reader format. YAY! Farmer Brown has cows that type. The cows ask for heated blankets as the barn is cold at night. Farmer Brown refuses so the cows go on strike – no milk! The chickens are cold, too, so they go on strike supplying no eggs until they receive electric blankets, too. Farmer Brown still refuses. The cows offer to give up the typewriter if they can have electric blankets. Farmer Brown finally agrees – but does he win? Betsy Lewin’s incredibly expressive and colorful illustrations are perfect!
Anything you did not like about this book? Wonderful to have this as an Easy Reader!
To whom would you recommend this book? This is a Level 2 Reader so it is meant for the child that has mastered the beginnings of reading. The print is large and easily read. A fun read that should entertain most beginning readers.
Who should buy this book? Public libraries and lower elementary grades
Where would you shelve it? Beginning Readers
Should we (librarians) put this on the top of our “to read” piles? If you have not already read it in picture book format, then yes!
Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City: Katrina Yurenka, Moderator, Youth Services Book Review
Date of review: 2/20/2017