Sunday, August 15, 2021

Review: The Farm Shop by Devon Avery

Happy Sunday! Today's read is a wholesome jaunt into the world of animals, specifically, those on a farm. This book not only packs tons of good feelings, but also has a nice play with words to ensure a couple smiles.

Ready to for a jaunt through the barnyard? 

by Devon Avery
Illustrated by Ema Tepic
Suteki Creative
Picture Book
51 pages
ages 4 to 8

There's so much to discover at the Farm Shop... surprising delights, new friends, and memories to last a lifetime.

Kirelle and her best friend in the whole wide world, a very wise cat named Sam, happen upon the Farm Shop on a leisurely walk.

To her surprise and delight, Kirelle discovers the Farm Shop is bustling with friendly farm animals offering all sorts of unique goodies from cheese quackers to Hollywood moovies! It's so much fun to visit each stall, meet the animals, and find special gifts to take home for her friends and family.

But Kirelle soon finds herself with a big problem. She's collected gifts for everyone she adores and has no money left to buy anything for herself.

Clever Sam can always solve any dilemma, but it's Kirelle who realizes the solution she already holds inside. And it's a heart-warming reminder of what really matters most—and doesn't cost a thing.

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Life and nature meld together to create a wholesome, comforting read.

Kirelle and her best friend, Sam, come across the Farm Shop and discover all sorts of wonderful things...perfect as gifts for those she knows. And each one is created from friendly farm animals with love. When she discovers she didn't get anything for herself, her best friend might have the perfect solution.

Young readers will enjoy this fun read. The animals make it a great pick for animal lovers. Each one is friendly, depicted with care, and expresses themselves in such a fitting (and slightly humorous) way. There's a nice play on words, which will have the youngest listeners smiling and makes for fun as a read aloud. Sometimes, the flow was a bit off, but it was still a lovely read and even makes a nice night time tale

The illustrations are done with care and have an individual touch. The colors are calming and the scenes offer enough details to draw in. The animals are easy to identify and the encouraging, positive atmosphere is impossible to miss

This is a book with more than a couple wholesome messages. There's the selflessness of friendship, giving, happiness found in small things, and openness to nature's bounty. It's a joyful book, which leaves a smile on the face.

1 comment:

Heather N. Quinn said...

Love the sound of this one! Thanks, so much!