3 out of 4 stars
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Farmer Beau's Farm is authored by Kathleen Geiger, a retired teacher from teaching third grade at Grade Ridge school in Grand Ridge. She is also a mom of two sons who are married. She writes this book from a real life inspiration when she and her husband are sitting at their patio and see six precious kittens emanating from their garage.
Farmer Beau's and his wife, Bamma enjoy sitting and watching nature from their patio. One day, they see six precious kittens coming to their farm. They take a break to watch them play. The couple is worried that the kittens would leave their farm. Five of them leave one by one and Kailey decides remain and make her home on this farm. One day she comes across a cute little bunny named Sammy. They become fast friends, and Kailey even makes a spot for her to live in. They overhear Beau and Bamma talking about taking in another unusual animal. They are worried the couple would love the unusual animal, Melissa more than them. Eventually, Kailey and Sammy meet this new inhabitat, they realize that although they have differences, they would actually learn to get along.
Kathleen Geiger seems to be a children lover. The grammar used here is ready for any reader; a child or an adult in equal measures. Obstacles brought about by enormous quantity of vocabularies warrants flow discontinuation. This book is on flip side of this. The story flow is guaranteed here. I must say that Kathleen has a decent and skilful way of narrating kid's stories because the moment I started reading the book, I was compelled to think that I was actually seated and listening to a narrator. I award the book a 3 out of 4 stars simply because I feel it was fast rushed. Otherwise, I would have given it a 4 stars. There is deficiency in description. More details would have been incorporated to make the story more fleshy.
Cartoons used here from the cover to the last page are enticing. They actually give a reader urge to turn over more pages. These cartoons have given the story a better chance of holding and retaining a reader's attention. Children tend to be glued more in whatever media cartoons are. The texts also used are ready to read. The font style is adorable.
The aspect of Kathleen demonstrating the characters' cohesion and integration is commendable. Despite their differences, backgrounds and kind, the animals feel part of each other. I perceive this is the greatest lesson the book lets out. The moral produced here is valid both to children and adults. Living harmoniously and feeling part of each other is a core objective the book advocates. Love, acceptance and friendship is to be adored by all creatures. Validity of this book's morals is live even in today's world. The world today is doing direct opposite. This book energizes these diminishing virtues letting out the importance of these morals as a reminder. I look forward to reading more lengthy books by Kathleen.
Farmer Beau's Farm
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