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Farmyard Beat by Lindsey Craig

Farmyard Beat

by Lindsey Craig

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28 months - you can practically sing this one. A fun up beat rhyme. ( )
  maddiemoof | Oct 20, 2015 |
Farmyard Beat by Linsey Craig uses catchy rhymes and rhythms to tell the story of a barnyard of animals who can't sleep. First the chicks wake up and one by one the other animals do too. Until at last, Farmer Sue is up!

Marc Brown (author of the Arthur series) provides the illustrations for this adorable book. They are collages that use a variety of paper types that provide pattern and visual texture to the pieces.

The book is a good mixture of basics.
naming of animals
the sounds they make
lots of repetition
easy to read lyrics
bold illustrations ( )
  pussreboots | Aug 24, 2015 |
Honestly, this was totally fun and whimsical and I liked the art and the way each verse leads into the next with interlocking rhymes that kids can anticipate and the only reason I didn't rate it better was because the phrase "'cause they got that beat" makes me cringe when I read it out loud and I could never imagine finding a way to use it myself and me and "'cause they got that beat" are in short inimical. ( )
1 vote MeditationesMartini | Apr 23, 2015 |
Craig, Lindsey. Farmyard Beat. Illustrated by Marc Brown. 2012. 32 pp. $6.99 brdbk. Alfred A. Knopf/Random House. 0-3079-3082-3 / 978-0-307-93082-8. Ages 0-3.

The inhabitants of this farmyard from the chicks to cows can’t sleep “cause they got that beat,” and they even wake up Farmer Sue with their racket. Rhythm, rhyme, and repetition are well used throughout the text making this book a good choice for reading aloud in small or large groups and to encourage interactive activities like clapping or chanting of the refrain. Full page spreads are in a paper collage style. The composition of illustrations is energetic and indicative of dancing motion of characters. The book could also be valuable for discussing types of animals and the sounds they make. While the farmyard animals are finally able to fall asleep, the story might not be a good choice for signaling bedtime because of the upbeat tempo which invites spirited chanting and dancing. A good choice for story-time especially in a lively group setting. Recommended. Ages 0-3. ( )
  alovett | Sep 17, 2014 |
Cute illustrations and fun rhythm, as well as a lesson in barnyard animals. ( )
  dukefan86 | Dec 13, 2013 |
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Author Lindsey Craig teams up with Arthur creator and bestselling artist Marc Brown in a toe-tapping farmyard dance-a-thon--perfect for toddler and preschooler read-alouds. As soon as the sun goes down, the animals are up! ("Sheep can't sleep. Sheep can't sleep. Sheep can't sleep 'cause they got that beat!") Before long, there's a giant farmyard dance party, complete with funny animal sounds. But what happens when all the racket wakes up Farmer Sue? Here's a colorful bedtime story that begs to be read aloud.

Gold Award, 2011: FARMYARD BEAT

Picture Books, 2011: FARMYARD BEAT

Granite Media: BEST PRESCHOOL BOOKS 2012

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:05:35 -0400)

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The sounds of the farm animals create a lively beat that keep Farmer Sue, the chicks, sheep, and other farm animals awake.

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