Picture Book Review: Ten Little Farm Friends

Ten Little Farm Friends by Jonathan Litton
Ten Little Farm Friends
by Jonathan Litton (Author), Samantha Meredith (Illustrator)

5 out of 5 stars

As we countdown from 10 to 1, each little farm animal finds their mother in the barn, at the pond, in the stable, or in the fields, and rejoins their family in their own home after playing with their friends. At the end, only rooster is left, and he calls out to his animal friends to join all together again!

The text rhymes and has a lilting rhythm that I enjoyed reading aloud! I really like the pleasant writing style, and it would be a joy to read with a child. It’s a fun way to teach children to count, and to teach about farm animals and scenery.
On each page there are die-cuts showing all the farm animals that are still left, and they dwindle one by one as the animals join their mothers. The die-cut openings really make this book a special experience!

The cartoon illustrations are adorable! I love the bright colors and clean lines. Each animal has a smile, and I think it’s so cute when they are reunited with their mothers. Each of the scenes in the farmyard are full of little details, like the garden full of vegetables, the wheat fields with a scarecrow, bunnies hopping along in the grass, an old tractor and bales of hay in the barn, frogs in the pond, and an apple tree by the pig sty. These details add to the delight of discovery on every page!

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for a free and honest review. All the opinions stated here are my own true thoughts, and are not influenced by anyone.

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