Everything about the farm – a great new non-fiction book from Ravensburger
In the non-fiction series “Why? Why? Why? ”Is the new book from Ravensburger Buchverlag in 2015 and hot off the press with the Title "All about the farm" appeared. The text writer Ms. Andrea Erne was given expert advice during her research by Mr. Andreas Brinker, a farmer from North Rhine-Westphalia. The colorful and lifelike illustrations of the book come from the skilfully drawn pen of Marion Kreimeyer-Visse, who visited many different farms for research purposes.
Who is this book for and what does it convey??
The non-fiction book is suitable for children from 4 to 7 years. It supports them with wonderfully colorful drawings and short, easy-to-understand texts to playfully discover the world of the farm. At the same time, it conveys basic expertise through detailed pictures with a high discovery value, enables deep insights into the exciting everyday life on the farm through the many picture and text flaps and illustrates the daily routine on a farm for the children. The texts are very suitable for reading aloud as well as for self-reading.
Which farm areas are presented in the book?
Children are always curious and eager to learn, they always have a thousand questions in store. Therefore, the following and extremely exciting farm subject areas were selected for this non-fiction book:
What is a farm?
How does it look in the cowshed??
Where does the milk come from??
What tasks does the farmer have??
We live pigs?
Which machines help with field work?
How is grain harvested??
Why does the farmer keep sheep and goats?
Where do chicken eggs come from??
Where does the vegetable grow??
Where does the fruit come from??
What is an organic farm?
What can you buy in the farm shop?
What is a holiday farm?
Farm workshop with lots of suggestions to try out
About the content of the book
In numerous children’s and school books, agriculture is often portrayed very romantically as a picture book farm. However, these supposedly ideal-typical representations are far from any agricultural reality and are therefore often criticized. To counteract this in a practical way, this non-fiction book shows a realistic and modern agriculture using milking robots, a box playpen with slatted floors and an electric stable cleaner, massage brushes for the cows, piglet protection basket as well as the use of crop protection agents and fertilization in the fields. Agriculture as it really is today and is practiced every day.
Each new topic page in the book briefly introduces the animal species that is currently at stake. Vivid pictures and short texts tell you what happens to these animals on the farm and what they are supposed to do. If it is again about the multifaceted fields of activity of the farmer himself, then these are also clearly explained, regardless of whether this involves office and public relations work or the operation of agricultural machinery of all kinds. You can see in the non-fiction book the local types of grain, which types of Vegetables and fruits are cultivated in what way and what the bees have to do with them. You get an illustration of what distinguishes an organic farm with organic farming, what you can buy in a farm shop and what an eventful holiday on a real holiday farm could look like. Entertaining, age-appropriate and easy to understand even demanding topics such as animal welfare and the advice to prefer regional and seasonal products.
The exemplary tips at the farm workshop-page should give the children ideas for making and copying at home. How to make something yourself from simple farm products such as potatoes, grains or herbs and how to carry out small experiments with them.
By the whole Farm non-fiction book with their funny comments lead two particularly fat friends. These are a tabby cat and a small, brown little mouse who, as different as they may be, get along really well!
About the appearance of the book and its format
The non-fiction book has a total of 16 pages made of stronger cardboard, which are held together by a spiral binding. It has been published in a handy, almost square format and has book dimensions of 24 cm wide and 27.5 cm high. The book is glossy printed, washable and has a cardboard cover.
What else is exciting to discover in this children’s non-fiction book?
The cardboard sides printed on both sides contain punched-out recesses, under which there seems to be something mysterious. If you open these cardboard flaps, you will discover further insider knowledge about movements and temporal processes on a farm. You can look behind the scenes and get even more exciting information. When turning over each page of the book, the children embark on an adventurous journey of discovery and will be amazed at what there is to experience.
What other subject areas does this non-fiction series offer??
You can, for example, leaf through horses, knight’s castles, dinosaurs, railways, world religions, cars, planes, princesses or even our own bodies.
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