Monday, September 6, 2021

Barn At Night [Review & Giveaway 3 winners-USA]


ISBN: 978-1948898058 
Ages 4-7 | $17.99 Hardcover
My thoughts:  The story opens on a beautiful wintry night and the farm is covered in snow. Father and child leave the warmth of their house and traipse out to the barn. The night is still. Quiet. And the animals gently welcome them into the barn.

It isn't night, it is pre-dawn and they have awakened to do the farm chores. Step by step the illustrations take the reader gently and beautifully through the house, across the ground, into the barn. The animals are awake and awaiting their arrival.

Time for feed and water. And then it is also a time for a wonderful surprise of new life begun during the dark hours of the night.

Beautifully written and softly illustrated, the book is a gentle introduction for the young child to life (and chores) on the farm.

About the book: A beautiful and sweet celebration of a barn at night will help children fall asleep and also learn more about life on a farm. This after-dark journey out to the barn, even on the coldest winter evening, can be a warm and welcoming scene. The young narrator gently details what actually goes on in a barn at night. Who is awake, who is asleep, and who is just making their first appearance in the barn? Smells, sounds and sights are quietly revealed to young readers.

Michelle Houts' lyrical poetry paired with Jen's glowing watercolors create a warm and wonderful bedtime story - best shared together. Downloadable coloring pages can be found at: Barn at Night Activity

About the author: Michelle Houts is the author of more than a dozen books for young readers. Her debut novel, The Beef Princess of Practical County, has been featured by the American Farm Bureau Foundation and won a Best Book of the Year from Nebraska Farm Bureau. Houts writes from a restored one-room schoolhouse in Ohio. 

About the illustrator: Jen Betton grew up playing on friends' farms in Pennsylvania. Illustrating Barn at Night gave her a delightful excuse to lurk around old barns and feed goats. Her other books include Hedgehog Needs a Hug (winner of Pennsylvania’s Keystone to Reading Award), which she both wrote and illustrated, and Twilight Chant, written by Holly Thompson. She now lives with her family near Dallas, Texas. You can see more of her work at www.jenbetton.com

About Feeding Minds Press is a project of the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture. The mission of the Foundation is to build awareness and understanding of agriculture through education. The goal of Feeding Minds Press is to publish accurate and engaging books about agriculture that connect readers to where their food comes from and who grows it.  

GIVEAWAY
3 Winners in USA
Begins September 6
Ends September 30 @ 12:01 a.m. EDT
Open to USA addresses only
DISCLOSURE: I received a complimentary copy to facilitate a review. Opinions are mine, alone and are freely given. Winners' copies are provided and shipped directly to the winner by publicist, publisher, or author. Chat With Vera is not responsible for lost or misdirected prizes.

15 comments:

  1. We have a big garden with animals all around us.

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  2. We like to shop at the farmer's market. We talk about how the food comes from the farm to us.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  3. We live on a ranch, we have chickens, sheep, pigs and ducks. We are growing a victory garden.

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  4. We read books, look at websites & visit local farms with tours etc.

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  5. Explaining and reading about the animals.
    Marilyn

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  6. I've never read National Geographic Kid's Almanac or books

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  7. i love the book the tales of the dairy god mother it looks like it would be so cute love the artwork. but i never knew they carried or made sets of books i love those kids love them too i especially love the set the my little ag me book set.

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  8. Tales of the Dairy Godmother, Chuck's Ice Cream Wish looks cute! I like that the Feeding Minds books offer accurate info on agriculture and help kids to learn where their food comes from.

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  9. When my daughter was younger, I would take her to visit a farm nearby.

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  10. Tales of the Dairy Godmother sounds cool. Having a children's book about agriculture is great!
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  11. My husband is a farmer. Our daughter's grew up on the farm and learned first hand from him.

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  12. 1. My Family’s Soybean Farm
    2. I like that they have books that teach about agriculture, they would be great for children that grow up in large cities.

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  13. I love Nat Geo kids books, they're just as fun as they are educational.

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  14. My kids really like the National Geo books -- they have so much info in them geared towards the younger crowd.
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  15. Oh, yes! I have read and purchased National Geographic Kids' Almanacs and other Nat'l Geographic Kids books many times. They are so well written and illustrated and kids love them all.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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