Down by the Barn

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Down by the Barn

Down by the Barn Down by the barn early in the morning a farmer drives his tractor stopping along the way to pick up a calf then a chick then a pig The group of animals grows and grows until at last they reach th

  • Title: Down by the Barn
  • Author: Will Hillenbrand
  • ISBN: 9781477847312
  • Page: 128
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Down by the barn, early in the morning, a farmer drives his tractor, stopping along the way to pick up a calf, then a chick, then a pig The group of animals grows and grows until at last they reach their destination and find a surprise Charming illustrations and rhythmic text filled with sound words make this the perfect read aloud for young children.

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    1. Mary on said:

      An adorable adaptation of the classic children's song "Down by the Station." The rustic style and colors are perfectly suited for this setting. The final pages show a field trip arriving to visit the farm. The class is a lovely, diverse group, with an African American teacher and a classmate in a wheelchair. A fun read and sing-aloud for story times and kindergarten classes.

    2. Lingsze Wong on said:

      Fun story to sing. Enjoyed reading to toddlers.The fox scene was very random to me.

    3. Sandy on said:

      It’s the repetition and the pictures that attracted me to this book. The pictures are kid-friendly with brilliant, sharp illustrations of a dog on his tractor pulling a few trailers with a happy-go-lucky scarecrow sitting on the last one. “Puff, Puff, click, clank, off we go!” as they head off down the hill. Pulling on his lever, he passes many of their farm yard animal friends. Each of the animals gets onto one of his trailers and their individual animal sound is then added to the famous [...]

    4. Nick on said:

      This nicely-illustrated picture book will entertain the kids, but I wish that Hillenbrand had put a bit more work into the rhymes, which are just clumsy enough that they may bother the parents who will have to read them aloud, as their kids request the book again and again.Sort of a sequel to "Down by the Station," where he turned an old children's song into a story about zoo animals, here the story takes place on a farm.The only down side is that the entire story consists of adding baby animals [...]

    5. Marie on said:

      As I completed the first reading of this book, I was aware that I was smiling broadly and had been for quite some time, and that the glow remained for quite a while. So much eye candy - the illustrations are full of character development, story line, and gentle, good humor. It is a sound filled, color filled delight, and I am EAGER to share it with my grandchildren!!! I am grateful to have received it as a First Reads winner. I anticipate it will go on to receive many accolades and awards. In ou [...]

    6. Jeff Harris on said:

      This book's use of repetition and sound words would make it a GREAT book to use with young readers who want to chime in and read along, which would make it especially suitable for kindergarteners and first graders. These young students could also guess which animals might be found next, infer what the fox is up to as he skulks around in the corners and backgrounds of each page, and they would learn the names of baby animals that they might not know.

    7. Barbara on said:

      This book can be sung to the tune of Down by the Station, Early in the Morning. A farmer and his scarecrow travel through the farm on the tractor picking up baby animals as they go along. This is a cumulative song that adds the sounds of the animals one by one. Children and their readers will have a ball trying to remember all the sounds. There is a surprise ending that will delight. For ages 3-7.

    8. Kelsey on said:

      Age: Infant-PreschoolA perfectly metered song book that depicts several baby animals climbing aboard a wagon train as their parents say goodbye. We finally find out where these babies are going when they reach their destination just as a school bus is unloading a class to play with them. A simple, yet much appreciated, all-inclusive class including a girl in a wheelchair and a boy with a high top haircut.

    9. BeaCharmed on said:

      Cute Old McDonald type update on Down By the StationCute Old McDonald type update on Down By the StationThe artwork is cute with nice color range and details, has a watercolor feel to it. The story follows Hillenbrand's Down By the Station story but uses farm animals instead of a zoo. It's funny and cute.

    10. Katie on said:

      Story about baby farm animals being picked up for school. Simple repetitive text and only 1/2 sentences per page.I wish I could recommend it for storytimes but no.Odd animals sounds and key elements of the picture, e.g the chick are too small too see.Also no set up of a story - no explanation, or idea of where it is going.

    11. Elle Markov on said:

      This children's book was an absolute delight. The little ones learn about what kind of animals you can find in a farm and the brightly colored illustrations keep them engaged.Rating 5 out of 5 Read@Book

    12. Bari on said:

      This is a wonderful choice for a library story time or one or one reading. I recently used this for a library story time for children ages 18 months to age 3. The rhyming text and animal sounds make this an appealing story.

    13. Peggy on said:

      Love the pictures. I don't always care for building repetitive text, but it totally works in this one! A definite toddler and preschool storytime choice and I might just shorten it a bit for the babytime, we'll see.

    14. Mary on said:

      This is a great book to read aloud to ECE level readers and below! It encourages audience participation and interaction throughout the story, there is lots of repetition, opportunities to engage, and vocabulary of animals that children might not know.

    15. Amy on said:

      ADORABLE illustrations! It's a cute story as well, and has really wonderful repeating elements of song. Great storytime book!

    16. Diane on said:

      A cumulative tale that sees each farm animal get on the wagon and "off we go!" Includes onomatopoeia for all the machinery and animals. Watch for the fox that appears throughout the illustrations.

    17. Slytano on said:

      There was a brief moment when a wolf nearly ate all the characters. That was the best part.

    18. SusanDunn on said:

      Would be a good one for a FARM storytime. Set to the tune of "Down by the Station".

    19. Jessica on said:

      To the tune of "Down by the Station." Who doesn't love a barnyard book??!! Illustrations show lots of action. Love!

    20. Vicki on said:

      A very nice story, great illustrations help to tell the back story. Was fun to sing this to the preschool group.

    21. Sandra Strange on said:

      Great illustrations, ok story based on the "down by the---early in the morning, see the little ==== all in a row." (Remember that song.) This one's based on farm animals and has a cute ending.

    22. Jennifer Heise on said:

      My five year old says: I like it. Because the dog is in the tractor. (Note: this is a reworking of "Down by the Station" and can be sung.)

    23. Harla on said:

      This version is fun and very readable for programming. Hillenbrand did not disappoint.

    24. Jasmine on said:

      I won this children's book from a giveaway. I really love the illustrations! Very cute story.

    25. pati on said:

      Will Hillenbrand is one of my favorite author/illustrators - the art in this book is as usual - excellent! The story is cute and definitely for the young who like the animal sounds and repetition.

    26. Jacqueline on said:

      The art is nice but the story runs a bit long for toddlers and I think even preschoolers would get bored.

    27. Debby Baumgartner on said:

      A farm and animal story done to the tune of the song, Down By the Station for preschoolers.

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