Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or starred review) 4
Genre: Picture book
What did you like about the book? Baby lamb Finn was born on a twenty below zero freezing night. When Finn’s mother didn’t have enough milk to feed both him and his twin, Farmer John took him inside and a community of people nursed him to health despite a desperate prognosis. Finn lived and with the help of all the animals in the barnyard, became part of the farm. The book is based on the true story of Finn and the book’s illustrations are photographs that have been layered upon each other to form beautiful representations of the animals. At the end of the book, there is a page that talks about the true life Finn and his journey to health from that first wintry night.
Anything you didn’t like about it? I loved everything about this book, especially the photographs.
To whom would you recommend this book? This is a great book for children ages 3-6. Little children love caring for sick animals and this is a real life success story. It’s also a good story to read to a sick child to make them see that many people go into making a child well again.
Who should buy this book? All children’s libraries
Where would you shelve it ? Children’s Books
Should we (librarians/readers) put this on the top of our “to read” piles? Yes
Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City and State: Sandra Pacheco, ESL teacher, Washington, D.C.
Date of review: March 15, 2017