Grandma’s Farm by Michael Garland

Grandma’s Farm by Michael Garland. Astra Young Readers, 2022. 9781635925838 

Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 3

Format: Hardcover picture book

What did you like about the book? When Grandma and Timmy go to visit the place where Grandma once had her farm and raised her children they find a decaying barn and outhouses and a farmhouse in ruins.  But Grandma has the journal she kept when she lived there bringing the once bountiful farm to life for Timmy.  Together they imagine the cows, sheep, chickens, pigs and gardens and the wonderful life that was lived there. The digital illustrations are filled with color bringing the old rural life to full bloom.

Anything you did not like about the book? No.

To whom would you recommend this book? Garland’s predecessor, Grandpa’s Tractor, will pair well with this follow-up.

Who should buy this book? Public libraries and child-care centers

Where would you shelve it? Picture books

Should we (librarians) put this on the top of our “to read” piles?  No.

Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City: Katrina Yurenka, Retired Librarian, Contributor, Youth Services Book Review

Date of Review: January 29, 2023

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