Re: May Book - Farmer Beau's Farm

Discuss the May 2017 Book of the Month, Farmer Beau's Farm by Kathleen Geiger.

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Re: May Book - Farmer Beau's Farm

Post by Chrys Brobbey » 09 May 2017, 18:34

When Farmer Beau and his wife Bamma hinted about taking in another unusual animal on the farm, Kailey and Sammy were apprehensive. But once it happened, they were able to welcome Malissa into their fold and relate very well together. This should teach humans a lesson about peaceful living with others, the familiar and the unfamiliar.

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Post by Miriam Molina » 09 May 2017, 20:29

Children's books are wonderful because they allow us to learn lessons in a way that is simple, enjoyable and non-threatening. The use of animals is also a great way of making people more receptive to the stories and lessons.

I believe even adults can benefit greatly from reading books for kids. Some years back when I was working in a bank, our President conducted a team-building session. After the two-day activity, he gave away autographed copies of three books to all the participants who were mostly middle-aged high-ranking officers. The books: Hope for the Flowers, Jonathan Livingston Seagull, and The Little Prince! (These are all books for children.) The books were meant to reinforce the learnings of the past two days.

I also like to quote from an old Christmas song, "And so I'm offering this simple phrase, to kids from 1 to 92 ..." So, all kids unite!

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Post by Donnavila Marie01 » 09 May 2017, 21:19

I like the idea that the two animals were able to adjust and welcomed Malissa. In some instances, this happens to us. We are afraid to welcome new relationships but in the end, we are able to see the beauty in these new relationships.

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Post by hsimone » 12 May 2017, 11:09

Donnavila Marie01 wrote:I like the idea that the two animals were able to adjust and welcomed Malissa. In some instances, this happens to us. We are afraid to welcome new relationships but in the end, we are able to see the beauty in these new relationships.
This describes me sometimes with new people or trying new things, in general. I am hesitant, but when I give the person or activity a try, I end up feeling happier than before and it all works out well.
"Love is patient, love is kind." -1 Corinthians 13:4

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Post by Zero » 20 May 2017, 05:05

The writer here has done a fine job in conveying the message that we should all embrace the change. We should always be ready to face changes in our lives and accept them.
From other perspective it can be said that we should learn to accept people around us and live in harmony with them.
Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere. -Albert Einstein

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Post by Bri2000 » 23 Jun 2017, 15:21

hsimone wrote:
Donnavila Marie01 wrote:I like the idea that the two animals were able to adjust and welcomed Malissa. In some instances, this happens to us. We are afraid to welcome new relationships but in the end, we are able to see the beauty in these new relationships.
This describes me sometimes with new people or trying new things, in general. I am hesitant, but when I give the person or activity a try, I end up feeling happier than before and it all works out well.

I am the same way! Although it's mostly with people, i'm not one to embrace change very easily.

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Post by Awad Sharar » 25 Jul 2017, 19:31

Not only kids love and benefit from children books, the young, the parents and all family members of the family love, benefit from and laugh at those books. It's the author's message that we receive with much pleasure.

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Post by eelavahs-jay » 30 Sep 2017, 15:00

I read it and loved it. It was exactly as you described.

-- 30 Sep 2017, 15:01 --

I read it and loved it. It was exactly as you described. I love its theme of acceptance. Very powerful story.

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