Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 6 to 8
- Grade: 1 to 3
Kids love to learn about all the animals of the farm. This book has many interesting facts about farm animals, combined with over 80 full-colour pictures in a book young learners will enjoy again and again:
All goats have beards, both male and female.
Pigs cool off by rolling around in the mud because they don’t sweat.
Chickens are the closest living relative to the fearsome dinosaur T-Rex.
Cows make friends with other cows in their groups, called “herds.”
About the author
Wendy Pirk has been an animal lover for as long as she can remember. As a child, she dreamed of being a veterinarian but decided instead to pursue a degree in Ecological Anthropology. She is a serious environmentalist and has worked for the Western Canada Wilderness Committee. She is currently a writer and editor and has several books about animals to her credit. Wendy has a two dog and two cat family…oh, and kids as well. She solemnly swears that she has never, nor will she ever dress a dog in a frilly pink tutu. But she lives in a winter city, so maybe doggie coats and booties?? And one of the dogs is handicapped, so he has a wheelchair. But that’s it. Really. She would also like to own a sheep to mow her lawn so she doesn’t have to…well, she’d actually like to have a whole herd of sheep to rent out to her friends and neighbors! And maybe a donkey, too, because they’re so cute!