cover image On the Farm

On the Farm

Kate Riggs, illus. by Fiammetta Dogi. Creative Editions, $7.99 (14p) ISBN 978-1-56846-272-1

Six baby farm animals demonstrate the sounds they can make, accompanied by Italian artist Dogi’s luxuriantly detailed images of the animals and the adult members of their species. “Chick cheeps at chickens pecking in the coop,” writes Riggs as Dogi shows a delicately fuzzy yellow chicken eyeing a corn kernel, while a golden-feathered rooster crowds the foreground, his coxcomb agleam. Ducks, horses, sheep, and other animals make appearances, the stripped-down sentences giving way to an open-ended conclusion: “What do you say on the farm?” Simultaneously available: Time to Build. Ages 2–up. (Apr.)