Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Farmer Joe baby-sits by Nancy Wilcox Richards

All branches of the library are currently accepting registrations for our Pre-school Storytime. This program is open to children 3 ½ to 5 years who are not yet in kindergarten. Please call your local branch for details or to register your child.

Time spent reading with children is very special indeed. One of my favourite children’s picture books is Farmer Joe Baby-Sits by Nancy Wilcox Richards. Farmer Joe must baby-sit little Jennifer for the afternoon. Jennifer’s mother arrives with everything she think Farmer Joe will need to keep the child occupied for the afternoon. Well, poor Farmer Joe doesn’t know what to do with it, so he takes Emily on a tour of his farm and they have a wonderful adventure together.

Frankly this wonderful poignant book appeals to adults just as much as it does to children. It reminds us that time spent in the company of children can be very special, and how much children enjoy our attention.

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