Friday, July 29, 2011

Summer travels: Punk Farm on Tour (ages 3 - 6)

Summer always makes me remember packing up our car and heading out for an adventure. As a child, we drove throughout the western states visiting national parks from Glacier Park in Montana to the Grand Canyon in Arizona. A fun spin on summer road trips is Punk Farm On Tour, by Jarrett J. Krosoczka. It's high energy fun with a healthy dose of imagination that young kids will dig!
Punk Farm on TourPunk Farm On Tour
by Jarrett J. Krosoczka
NY: Knopf, 2007
ages 3 - 6
available at your local library, favorite bookstore and on Amazon
When Farmer Joe packs up for the National Tractor Society Conference in Reno, the animals know it's time for their band Punk Farm to gear up for a road trip. First, they need to get their ride ready: the Rock Van. So Cow, Chicken, Goat, Pig and Sheep head to Maine for their first gig and hope that inspiration will hit for their new "killer" song. Come take a peak at their song in this book trailer:

Punk Farm's travels take them from Maine to Florida to Colorado, as they go from gig to gig. This book lends itself to great imaginary play for energetic little dudes, whether they create their own animal jam band, or take an imaginary road trip. I love Krosoczka's energy, artwork and imagination - rock on!

If you like the sound of this, definitely check out the original Punk Farm book by Krosoczka. Two other fun animal series are Doreen Cronin's Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type and Denys Cazet's early reader series Minnie and Moo (check out Minnie and Moo Go To Paris for some hilarious travels).

Review ©2011 Mary Ann Scheuer, Great Kid Books.

The review copy came from our local library. Celebrate reading this summer by spending some time at your local public library!

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