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Farmyard Beat Hardcover – June 14, 2011

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"Peep! Peep! Peep-peep-peep! / All that peeping wakes up... / Sheep!" When one barnyard animal can't sleep, it wakes the next creature with its particular noise. This goes on until Farmer Sue catches the contagious beat; then it's party time. Craig's rhymes bop, and there's much to graze on in Brown's collages featuring hand-painted papers. Copyright 2011

--Winner OPPENHEIM BEST BOOK 
--Gold Award, 2011: FARMYARD BEAT
--Winner WILDE AWARD Picture Books
--FARMYARD BEAT Granite Media: BEST PRESCHOOL BOOKS 2012 
--Books 4 Learning: FAVORITE BEDTIME STORIES 2011


"Wonderful rhythm. Vivid and whimsical illustrations. She smiles as soon as we start to say, "Chicks can't sleep..." Can't recommend this one enough." --Cassandra G

 "Sheep can't sleep, sheep can't sleep!" She sings the all the words she can remember, and loves it!" --Lil Mondu

"Cute, cute, cute and it's got that beat! Loved reading it to the little one." --Marguerite Gibson

NEW YORK TIMES SUNDAY BOOK REVIEW 
Farm Books That Sing
Two catchy new picture books "Farmyard Beat," written by Lindsey Craig and illustrated in cut-out collage by Marc Brown (the pair behind "Dancing Feet!")...From the "Peep-peep-peep!" of a yellow chick peering out of its egg on the first page, through the inevitable chiming-in of an entire farm's worth of animals, to the book's conclusion with animals piled up in an exhausted, snoring heap, "Farmyard Beat" jauntily pulls readers along. Toddlers will need zero encouragement to participate.

"Eleanor and I grabbed Farmyard Beat on a whim at the library. We've now renewed it 3 times, and it's hands-down her favorite bedtime read.
It all starts with the pesky chicks:
Peep-peep-peep!
Chicks can't sleep. Chicks can't sleep.
Chicks can't sleep
'cause they got that beat!
Peep! Peep! Peep-peep-peep!
Peep! Peep! Peep-peep-peep!
All that peeping wakes up...
Sheep!" 
Jessica Quirky Bookworm
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About the Author

LINDSEY CRAIG lives on Bainbridge Island, Washington, with her family. Her first book, Dancing Feet!, is also available from Knopf.

MARC BROWN is the creator of Arthur, the star of many picture books and a six-time Emmy Award-winning PBS TV show. He is also the illustrator of the New York Times bestselllers Wild About Books and Born to Read by Judy Sierra as well as Buying, Training, & Caring for Your Dinosaur by Laura Rennert.
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 3 - 7 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 2
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers; First Edition edition (June 14, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0375864555
  • ISBN-13: 978-0375864551
  • Product Dimensions: 9.4 x 0.4 x 9.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (55 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #619,246 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Loved this book! As a grandma of a 4 and 5 year old, I look for books that will create a bond of fun with me, as well as instilling a love for reading. Once again Lindsey Craig has done it. The creative repetition, rhyme, and beautiful illustratons once again have my grandchildren mesmerized.
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Fun book. My daughter's preschool class was reading this for a while. She seemed to really enjoy it, talking about it at home, so I got her her own copy. "Sheep can't sleep, sheep can't sleep!" She sings the all the words she can remember, and loves it!
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My two year old loves this story. We read him a few books a day and this is one of his favorites. He likes the illustration and it's a good book to read in the morning or before bed. I have no problem recommending this to fellow parents and parents to be. Two thumbs up!
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Now here’s a rhythmic farmyard tale that’s scored for reader and infant to chant together at bed time. The farmyard beat infects the chickens, the sheep, the cat, the dog, and finally farmer Sue. Nobody can sleep because they all have that beat that keeps them excited and dancing. What a racket….until all are danced out and sorely exhausted that they all fall asleep in a comfortable heap. Sounds like a good story to get the little ones singing and dancing with the simple words until so tuckered out, they simply mimic the animals and fall asleep. The illustrations to this colorful musical book are original, they consist of colorful collages made from hand-painted paper. The pictures are dynamic, colorful, vibrant and carry the movement of the repetitive, frenetic beat of the simple but pulsating words. This is a good book for the bedtime reading and for beginning readers to try to match words with pictures. They are sure to giggle at the silly dancing farm critters.
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The verses in this book are so catchy and cute! My son knows all the words and "raps" along with us when we read it to him at night. We bob our heads together and sing the whole book together now. We loved it so much we bought another book by her as well!
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My 18 month old daughter chooses this book regularly. She calls it "peep," which is how the book begins. The writing has a great rhythm/flow, and this book is more readily chanted than read. It's fun and we both enjoy it :)
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This is one of those books your kids will quickly start chanting along with you. My 3 yr old (and 5 yr old listening in) love the idea of the animals not wanting to go to sleep. The kids can understand this problem, and they love the party that ensues. We all love when Farmer Sue is woken up as well. When all the animals fall asleep, my kids jumped into bed to pretend the same!
I love books where my kids can follow along and they loved knowing what to expect from the rhyme. Just like Lindsey craigs other book, the art in this book is so charming and my one year old couldent get enough of it! We have two books by this author and they are wonderful! Well done and perfect for our "easy to reach" bookshelf where my kids can enjoy it even without me. The rhyming and easy beat made it easy for my 3 yr old to try to "read" on his own. We love that we can dance and act out each animals part, chant the rhyming together, and giggle at every page. Love it!
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Our son LOVES this book. We borrowed it from the library and ended up getting the book. He loves to turn pages really fast so when we first started reading this book to him (over and over again), it was difficult to try to read the text before the page got flipped. The wording is sing-songy, but is a bit tongue-twisty too. We can recite the book now though. Would definitely buy again!
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