Through the Looking Glass Children's Book Reviews



Matthew Van Fleet
Photographer: Brian Stanton
Novelty Board Book
For ages 2 to 6
Simon and Schuster, 2011   ISBN: 978-1442435032

Many children love farm animals. They love the noises that farm animals make, and enjoy pretending that they are a quacking duck, a mooing cow, or an oinking pig.

In this unique and highly entertaining novelty book, Matthew Van Fleet pairs amusing rhymes filled with animal noises, with photographs of farm animals and novelty features such as textured surfaces, tabs to pull, and fold-out pages.

As they turn the pages, children will find out what mother, father, and baby farm animals are called, and they will also learn that sheep are shorn, goats like to butt things, milk comes from cows, and more.

This is one in a series of delightful animal centric novelty books that Matthew Van Fleet has created.