Summary: I picked out Barnyard Song book as a “theme” book for Summer Reading with no preconceived notions about its value. As I started reading it I was reminded of Barnyard Dance by Sandra Boynton which we have enjoyed many times. This book, though, becomes a bit more complex as the animals get the flu and the doctor is called. The rhymes and ensuing rhythm along with the animal sounds make this book fun to read, but the sneezing and wheezing combined with these elements develops into a hilarious scene that anyone who has ever been sick can imagine.
Pros: Great rhymes and rhythm, fun story
Cons: The pictures are naturalistic/impressionistic making them a bit blurry.
Age Range: 2-6 years
☆☆☆☆1/2 of 5