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Description - A Year on Our Farm by Penny Matthews

Every month of the year there are jobs to do on a small Australian farm. Fruit ripens, lambs are born, hay is harvested. 'A Year on our Farm' shows the passing of the seasons through the eyes of the children for whom the farm and all its animals is home. This delightful picture book won the Children's Book Council of Australia award for Book of the Year: Early Childhood.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781862914926
Format: Paperback / softback
Pages: 32
Imprint: Omnibus Books
Publisher: Scholastic Australia
Publish Date: 29-Apr-2002
Country of Publication: Australia

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Book Review: A Year on Our Farm by Penny Matthews - Reviewed by (20 Jul 2011)

With each double page dedicated to one month of the year, the diary-like entries mesh together surprisingly seamlessly to create a captivating story. The prose is deceptively simple, with short references providing the starting point for animated two-way discussions with your child. Each member of the farm's (both human and animal) population is carefully developed throughout the 12 months of the year, unfolding and developing their own significance in the farm ecosystem.

This book is delightfully illustrated to capture the simple magic of life on the land. It is definitively Australian, and exquisitely so, thankfully without a single kangaroo or koala reference!

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