A charming and engaging children's non-fiction book filled with information on all aspects of farming in Ireland, presented in a light-hearted and child-friendly text. Original illustrations and photographs are featured throughout in an interactive layout.
Category: Accelerated Reader - Middle Years, Nature, Picture Book
A book on all aspects of farming in Ireland, from all over Ireland, including traditional farm animals like cattle, sheep, goats and poultry to more unusual animals like alpacas, wild boar, rhea and fish.
A charming and engaging book filled with information, much of it Ireland-specific, presented in a light-hearted and child-friendly text. Original illustrations and photographs are featured throughout in an interactive layout.
Featuring mighty muckers, horned heroes, woolly ones, hoofed heckles, feathered friends and happy helpers.
just might help keep your young children (or grandchildren) happy
delightful … a beautiful book … terrific … one I highly recommend
quite a lot of information … a really lovely thing that we’re now starting to see, books that reflect rural life … an author and illustrator who are really passionate about the subject
this delightfully illustrated book tells as much about life on the farm as it does about the animals found on the farm
If you are looking for a good informative read on Irish animals and different types of farming in Ireland, look no further! Irish Farm Animals is a great non-fiction book for older children. Glyn Evans breaks down the topic of farming in Ireland into interesting parts. It taught me about all the different types of farming today, like tillage which provides food products like our cereals and ones you might not have heard of like alpaca farms which breeds them for their wool. With the help of the wonderful illustrations by Bex Sheridan, all you budding farmers who think ye know it all like me, Irish Farm Animals, even taught me stuff about animals I have myself, like my pony Sydney has a different bone and muscle structure to my horse Chase! Would you believe there are farm animals my sister Olivia and I didn’t know existed, like the Kunekune! I would give this book 10/10. Go treat yourself! By Arthur, age 8, Ballydesmond, Co. Cork.
full of facts about the animals on Irish farms … with attractive illustrations and photographs
an assortment of feathered friends and plenty of four-legged friends too … lots of surprise entries in this informative hardback … an eclectic and very positive portrayal of Irish farming … a refreshing change from the standard animal books for younger children, this is inspirational stuff for wannabe Irish farmers
takes the reader through the different types of farms in Ireland – tillage, dairy, organic and many more – going into detail with regard to all the different types of animals farmed in Ireland. From the less exotic – cows, pigs, chickens and sheep – through to the less common buffalo and alpaca, with a special page kept for the ‘happy helpers’, dogs and cats, who have very important jobs on the farm too, from pest control to rounding up animals. A gentle introduction to farm life for young aspiring farmers
Farm loving family members of all ages are in for a treat … concentrates on farm animals, using original illustrations and photographs, to animate the simple, child-friendly text
Download Activity sheets: Activity sheet 1: What Do I Know About Farming?
Download Activity sheets: Activity sheet 2: Where Does it All Come From?
Download Activity sheets: Activity sheet 3: Cows and Beef
Download Activity sheets: Activity sheet 4: It's Really Good For You! Dairy and milk
Download Activity sheets: Activity sheet 5: Snuffle Snuffle! Pigs
Download Activity sheets: Activity sheet 6: Woolly jumpers. Sheep, llamas and Alpaca
Download Activity sheets: Activity sheet 7: Hoof prints. Horses and donkeys
Download Activity sheets: Activity sheet 8: Cluck cluck! Chicken, ducks and geese
Download Activity sheets: Activity sheet 9: An Extra Pair of Hands. Dogs, cats and other animals on the farm
Download Activity sheets: Full set of website links and activities for Irish Farm Animals by Peter Heaney
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