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BARN IN WINTER:
SAFE AND WARM ON THE FARM
Written by Chambrae Griffith
Illustrated by Taia Morley
(Cottage Door Press; $9.99; Ages 1-4)
From the publisher:
“Winter has come to the farm and covered everything in a blanket of icy snow. But where is the cow? Where are the pig and the goat? They are snuggly and snoozy, dozy and dreaming, tucked in all toasty, safe, dry and warm inside the cozy barn. Celebrate winter with this beautiful keepsake book that any farm-loving toddler is sure to love!”
Chambrae Griffith and Taia Morely deliver Barn in Winter, a gorgeous book introducing preschoolers to a farm in winter and its personified barn. With adorable farm animals filling the pages, this sturdy board book is sure to charm little ones.
Griffith’s rhyming text feels hushed and snuggly—almost reverent—like the quiet that comes before a storm. Morely’s art is the perfect complement, with warm, saturated colors and a blanket-like texture that begs to be printed and hung on a nursery room wall.
A perfect read-aloud before a long winter’s nap. Barn in Spring will be available in spring 2024
- Reviewed by Roxanne Troup