In The Kitchen
by: Katharine McEwen
Owner/ Operator of
in the kitchen Moo Moo Moo." What's a farmer to do? Tom Farmer has
fallen asleep in the haystack. Well, like they say when the farmer is away
the animals shall play!
Cows, ducks, pigs, hens, sheep, all invade
the farm house in this excellent and repetitive story. Everything from
"cows in the kitchen" to "hens in the hat rack".
"Cause that's what we do Tom Farmer." The sleepy farmer is finally
awoke and shoos the animals from the house. The sleepy farmer again falls
fast asleep, but this time in the armchair. The mischievous animals return
again and playfully pounce on Tom Farmer. "Cause that's what we do Tom
This story has no set tune, but has a rhythmic beat
in the words which is rounded out by the animal sounds. The story can also
be read to the tune of "skip to my Lou".
The illustrations perfectly depict the chaos the
animals create. The double-page spread illustrations are done in watercolor
and pencil. They are packed full of bright, eye catching, busy details.
Which adds to the hilarity of this story. Your children will find something
new in the illustrations each time they look through the book. (And they
will look through it over and over.) There is also a cute mouse that wonders
through the whole book. It makes for a fun game of "Where's the
mouse?". (Like where is Waldo?)
I recommend this books for preschool children