What do farm animals do in January, when the air is cold and the ground frozen? How about June? This charming picture book tells about a year in the life of the animals at Maple Hill Farm. Month by month, the story unfolds to explain how the animals eat, rest, work and play differently depending on the season. For example, the book shows mother animals taking care of their April/May babies and the animals receiving medicine in September. This classic will delight kids of all ages whether they're country or city dwellers. By Alice and Martin Provensen. 32 pgs, pb.
This is a book about farm animals, and what happens during one year on a farm.In January, the cows stay in the barnyard, and the chickens don't lay many eggs. By March, you can tell spring is coming: the barn is filled with baby animals. Month by month, the animals at Maple Hill Farm sense the changing seasons and respond to the changes.Through gently humorous text and charming illustrations, Alice and Martin Provensen capture one year at their beloved Maple Hill Farm in a way sure to delight city slickers and country folk alike.