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Farm By Elisha Cooper Farm Society of Illustrators Gold Medal recipient Elisha Cooper captures the smell taste and feel of the changing seasons on a farm Society of Illustrators Gold Medal recipient Elisha Cooper

  • Title: Farm
  • Author: Elisha Cooper
  • ISBN: 9780545070751
  • Page: 194
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Farm By Elisha Cooper Society of Illustrators 2006 Gold Medal recipient, Elisha Cooper, captures the smell, taste, and feel of the changing seasons on a farm.Society of Illustrators 2006 Gold Medal recipient, Elisha Cooper, captures the smell, taste, and feel of the changing seasons on a farm.There is so much to look at and learn about on a farm animals, tractors, crops, and barns And childrSociety of Illustrators 2006 Gold Medal recipient, Elisha Cooper, captures the smell, taste, and feel of the changing seasons on a farm.Society of Illustrators 2006 Gold Medal recipient, Elisha Cooper, captures the smell, taste, and feel of the changing seasons on a farm.There is so much to look at and learn about on a farm animals, tractors, crops, and barns And children feeding animals for morning chores With lyrical writing and beautiful illustrations that capture the rhythms of the changing seasons, Elisha Cooper brings the farm to life.
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    1. paula on said:

      Let me back up This book deserves a little perspective Lord knows Elisha Cooper has employed it about half the pages in this yearlong portrait of a family farm are long, lean landscapes, full of sky, with an inch of flat earth at the bottom of the page Have you ever been out in the true Midwest It is a marvel to me that such an astringent landscape can be so luxurious in color and texture, as if the sky has to put on a better show to compensate for the lack of earthly features It suits Cooper s [...]

    2. Dolly on said:

      This is a simple, yet detailed look at life on an American farm It is an interesting story, but I recommend it for older children grades 1 3 because it s pretty long Our five year old got bored with it less than half way through.

    3. Kathryn on said:

      A very interesting and fairly in depth for a picture book look at farm life presented in an engaging way by Mr Cooper We follow a year in the life of a farm, both with animals and the humans, and the corn harvest Types of farm equipment are described and much attention is given to the changes in the weather, etc I like how much of the focus is on the barn cats and the farm dog the humans seem marginal Parents should note that the book doesn t exactly glorify farm life, either for the people or [...]

    4. Betsy on said:

      As a children s librarian living in New York City, I get a really skewed view of the world For example, a book like Christoph Niemann s Subway will get released and all the children I see are hugely into it For them, the subway is a part of life and that book shows them what they already know What I have to remind myself is that Manhattan children, for all their charms, are aberrations Lots of kids in the United States haven t a clue what a working subway system looks or feels like So when a boo [...]

    5. Barbara on said:

      This is a fascinating book filled with watercolor and pencil illustrations that show how much time the author illustrator spent observing life on the farm While some images such as the one on the cover are large in size, others are diminutive, very small in respect to the farm itself, which is the focus here and comprised of all those smaller elements that are featured on the book s pages While this picture book won t appeal to everyone, I loved it for the slice of life it offers of what it migh [...]

    6. Tamara on said:

      Cats dogs, bunnies skunks are drawn like smudges on the page I m always impressed by illustrations that look like they were haphazardly painted in one stroke Wish my sad imitations at art could look that effortless and have that much character.The scene with the thunderstorm did the best job of transporting me back to the farm where I worked for summers in college I miss how you could watch the storms come and go and feel like you were moving with them Favorite Quotes Even the clouds seem to mak [...]

    7. Boni on said:

      Love this Cooper gets better with every book Love the art, the design and the text is lyrical, evocative and on par with the illustrations not something I can say about many author illustrators All around terrific book.

    8. Donalyn on said:

      Books about farms are standard fare for the preschool set, but this book stands apart Beautiful watercolor and pencil illustrations and precise, descriptive prose take readers through one year on a modern farm.

    9. Jo Oehrlein on said:

      A growing season on a mid western farm, from March through November.Lots of detail this isn t a book for young ones unless they have patience than normal or a big interest in farms.This farm has cows and chickens and dogs and cats They have a regular garden and they also grow a big crop of feed corn.

    10. Hailey Forbes on said:

      Genre informationalReading Level elementary This book is very informational about farms For someone who knows nothing about farm life, this would be a good read.

    11. Ender W on said:

      A book that can show how a single place changes with the seasons and time It is an in depth look at life on and around the farm A good book for tying in cultural expression as well.

    12. Richie Partington on said:

      10 January 2011 FARM by Elisha Cooper, Orchard, April 2010, 48p ISBN 978 0 545 07075 1 And I called my farm Muscle in my Arm But the land was sweet and good, and I did what I could from When I First Came to this Land Traditional Fields lie underneath the farm The fields are flat, stretching as far as the eye can see There are no hills Growing up on Long Island in the Sixties, there were homes there were farms pieces of property where they had a bunch of land and grew plants or animals there were [...]

    13. David on said:

      Elisha Cooper captures the smell, taste, feel of the changing seasons on a farm With lyrical writing his beautiful, sometimes spare, illustrations he shows animals, tractors, crops, barns Summary Farm by Elisha Cooper provides a look, at times from a distance, into one modern midwestern farm As someone who grew up on a small, old fashioned midwestern farm, I wanted to love this book And there are a lot of good things in this book But I also have a number of quibles and observations.On the plus [...]

    14. Kaitlyn Elmerick on said:

      Genre InformationalGrade level Intermediate Upper ElementaryAlthough this is a very long book, it does give an accurate representation of farms and how they operate Living in Indiana, there are many farms and people do not always realize how much work goes into these farms

    15. Jessica Henry on said:

      Review Good morning class This week we will be starting a new unit We will be exploring and learning about farms I am sure many of you know a great deal about farms and what happens on them So let s start out by making a KWL chart to see what we already know Allow for time to add student response to chart Wow, you guys really know some great stuff Now, catch a bubble and think in your brains of some things you would like to learn I will take eight things right now that you would like to know If [...]

    16. Erin Reilly-Sanders on said:

      While the cover is quite striking with a great use of semi impressionist conventions and a great slate blue that sets off the rusty red and oranges, the interior is simply too busy Which means that the simple title page with just a tractor and lots of white space and the first page with the family is good solid illustration while the next page is poorly done I understand that the illustrator may have been trying to convey busyness but the book either needs pages or, even better, bigger pages to [...]

    17. Melissa Mcavoy on said:

      Farm is a book that makes room for itself The illustrations, book design and text deftly conspire to fill the pages and the reader with information while leaving an impression of clarity and a sense that the reader has plenty of room for The simple format describes the events on a specific farm from March through November March is a mud month and weather must be dry for tilling November breaks clear and cold The cats grow winter coats The clean watercolor and pencil illustrations are nuanced wh [...]

    18. Anna on said:

      So beautiful How this did not earn even a Caldecott honor is beyond me It features vignettes of life on the farm with miniature, deftly simple illustrations that nevertheless suggest not only the figures and objects they are meant to represent, but leave room for the imagination to fill in the gaps between them I love books that don t knock their subject matter over the kid reader s head This one leaves plenty of space, literally White space is beautifully used here, with objects scattered and y [...]

    19. Tasha on said:

      An inviting mix of vistas across flat farmland and isolated bits of the farm on white backgrounds, Cooper has created a book that really captures the seasons on a farm From the family, animals, buildings and equipment to the everyday world of chores and work, this book is honest and accurate about farm life Children will delight in the small moments of the farm, especially those involving the tractors and the animals The book is laid out as a cycle, moving from spring through fall, encapsulating [...]

    20. Nicola Mansfield on said:

      This book follows a family farm, consisting of a man, wife, boy and girl, from early in the spring until late in the fall Unlike most cutesy wutesy farm picture books, this one shows the real life running and operation of cultivating the fields, chores, livestock, weather and daily life found throughout the year on a farm It shows the agricultural lifestyle of a family that lives in a rural area and what the children s lives are like, doing chores before and after school and spending time playin [...]

    21. Michael Fitzgerald on said:

      The somewhat sparse text has the feel of poetry, but none of the art It s as if the author observed a particular farm from March to November and took notes The problem is that the text is just those notes, without any polish or refinement to make them worthy of standing beside the images The tractor stops The farmer stares at the engine He calls a neighbor on his cell phone, the neighbor brings a new part, and together they fix the tractor How dull Look at all those subject verb object sentences [...]

    22. Rita Crayon Huang on said:

      Farm I love Farm It s got just enough of that busy, lots of things to look at quality that makes us love Richard Scarry books, yet also contains a wide open spareness that insists we fill in the rest with our imaginations, a la Our Town Through words, it creates an utterly real feeling universality using specifics And the art has a scribbly, beautiful, figure drawing style that as with the words knows exactly when to evoke and when to withhold detail, forcing us again to engage our imaginations [...]

    23. Jennifer Rayment on said:

      Jake s Review I hate the pictures in this book, they are too small and blurry This books is snoreville, do I have to finish it I never want to work on a farm it looks like way too much work and you never have any fun, because you are always doing chores That s all I have to say mom.Review 2 10Mom s Review I have to agree with Jake on a couple of points I agree, the artwork is far too sophisticated for the target audience Also the language does not appeal to the target audience and does not give [...]

    24. Rebecca on said:

      Superb book From what little I know of a working farm, this book is dead on Give it to a city kid who can t imagine the whole picture the beauty, the work, and the huge, huge sky I would like to hang the double page spread of the night sky on my wall I also love the heavy glossy paper used for this book.We have this shelved in picture books but it could almost be nonfiction Includes a Glossary Favorite quotes The tiller turns the soil, preparing it for planting Dirt pops into the air, and the fi [...]

    25. Todd on said:

      While not a complete misfire, I don t think I understand who the intended audience for this book would be There are some definite bright spots many of Cooper s watercolors range from pleasant to quite beautiful, and the sparse, neutral language makes for a true to life experience of farm life than some sugary, less realistic takes on the same subject The farm itself is rightfully central to the story, but the people and animals are flat and very secondary, and along with the faceless human repr [...]

    26. Kathy Ellen Davis on said:

      I m putting this in non fiction because it s a story, but it s almost like an encyclopedia too.If an encyclopedia could tell a story.We get to follow the farm through the seasons in this book.But not just the FARM,the tractor,the farmer and his family,the cats, the cows, the dog,the crops.I can totally see children LOVING this book who love farms because there s so much information in here But it s always playful and doesn t feel like you re being lectured.I think the illustrations help with tha [...]

    27. Julie on said:

      Three and a half stars from me for Farm It contains wonderful details mixed with a lyrical edge eg what were the animals thinking of I enjoyed the illustrations too, which weren t always of what was in the text.It may well be a sad reflection of modern USA farms, but I was disappointed to read that the annual use of insecticides and fertilizers was described as a matter of course.The month by month description of what goes on at the farm was informative and interesting Too bad that the seasons a [...]

    28. Sarah Sammis on said:

      Farm by Elisha Cooper follows a family through the seasons as the run their farm The cover has an alluring watercolor of a rooster in foreground with the farm behind just on the horizon.I had hoped that the rest of the book would have similarly bold illustrations The book though is rather text heavy and the watercolors are mostly just miniature pictures against the black and white of the text on the page.For older children who can read the book does teach how a farm works For younger children, t [...]

    29. Kathy on said:

      This charming picture book describes life on a modern Midwestern farm, from tilling the soil in April, through planting and harvesting corn, until the land can rest in November waiting for next year The vastness of the landscape is echoed in the tiny vignettes on the slightly oversized pages and the distant tone beginning with the airplane view of the checkerboard landscape on the endpapers and extended to the unnamed characters and their featureless figures Lengthy text, perhaps, but the effect [...]

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