Margaret Wise Brown's simple, rhythmic text about the cycle of a day on a farm, where a family of animals peacefully plays and sleeps, has charmed generations of children. This board book edition features sturdy pages and is just the right size for toddlers. As in her classic Goodnight Moon, Brown engages children and helps settle them down for sleep as they follow along with the animals from morning to night in the barnyard. In the barnyard there are roosters and cows, horses and goats, and a pink piglet who is learning to squeal. Felicia Bond's atmospheric illustrations add to the tranquil simplicity of this gentle story. Big Red Barn makes a lovely baby shower gift and is a wonderful addition to any preschooler's library.
This book is probably second to Goodnight Moon as one of my 18 month old daughter's favorites. It is definitely for slightly older kids - say 1 year and above but decently long and holds her attention.
Very nice pictures of the animals, the barn and the field. A well bound book which doesnt come apart in little fingers either.
Really nice book. One of the best I've seen among kid's books. Its the story of the animals living together in a barn. Relatively big book. Introduces the child to several domestic animals and birds. The pictures are amazing. Gives us a cosy feel. Hard bind. So last long. My 7 month old listens whenever I start reading the book even when she is playing. And my 5 yr old nephew adores it.