Farm Anatomy: Curious Parts and Pieces of Country Life
I liked how this book is written by someone who grew up in NYC. We here in central IL can take what we are surrounded by for granted. There are farms, barns, animals of all sorts, tractors, and such. But this book is written by someone looking upon this life with fresh eyes, explaining it to someone without prior knowledge, and the result is charming. Her model farm is in Iowa as proven with the rich dark topsoil illustration. Apparently, we folks in IL and IA are a bit snobby about our rich soil. (Just ask someone from a red-soil state!) The illustrations and text have a hand-done look, while still being easy to read. This would be a good book to have in your home library whether you live on a farm or are far from any at all. Open to any page and learn something new! ~Sara
Learn the difference between a farrow and a barrow, and what distinguishes a weanling from a yearling. Country and city mice alike will delight in Julia Rothman’s charming illustrated guide to the curious parts and pieces of rural living. Dissecting everything from the shapes of squash varieties to how a barn is constructed and what makes up a beehive to crop rotation patterns, Rothman gives a richly entertaining tour of the quirky details of country life.
Young readers will satisfy their curiosity as they learn about the details of the ocean or the natural world in these easy-to-read books. Some of the topics in the Nature Anatomy include minerals, weather, and animals. Ocean Anatomy includes interesting information about the ocean, the anatomy and details of a fish, and coral reefs. There are so many detailed illustrations and fascinating facts in these books and the page layout is kid friendly.