I grew up reading books by Margaret Wise Brown, but I was not familiar with her book, Big Red Barn. This book seems a bit different from many of her others because the illustrator, Felicia Bond, is not someone she collaborated with much in her writings. Being a simple review of barnyard animals and their sounds, along with other items common to a farm, Big Red Barn easily won the attention of all of my children. The rhymes that slip easily off the tongue, as well as the farm day’s progression from morning to night offer opportunities to teach preschoolers.
Pros: A fun, easy-to-read book ripe with topics for learning, this book is a great preschool read-aloud book.
Age Range: Infant – 6