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Richard Scarry's The Animals of Farmer Jones (Big Little Golden Book) Hardcover – January 13, 2004

4.9 out of 5 stars 16 customer reviews

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It is suppertime on the farm. The animals are very hungry. But where is Farmer Jones?

The cow jangles her bell. ?Moo, moo,? says the cow. ?I am very hungry.? But where is Farmer Jones?

Published 50 years ago, this simple, satisfying story is illustrated in Richard Scarry?s early, more painterly style.
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 2 - 5 years
  • Series: Big Little Golden Book
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Golden Books; First Random House Edition edition (January 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0375827188
  • ISBN-13: 978-0375827181
  • Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 0.3 x 10.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #678,210 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Richard Scarry is one of the world's best-loved children's authors EVER! Generations of children all over the world have grown up spending hours poring over his books filled with all the colorful details of their daily lives. No other illustrator has shown such a lively interest in the words and concepts of early childhood. For himself, whenever he was asked how old he was, Scarry would always put up one hand and laugh, saying, "five!"
In his extraordinary career, Richard Scarry illustrated over 150 books, many of which have never been out of print. His books have sold over 100 million copies around the world, and are currently published in over twenty languages. Richard Scarry, Jr., also an illustrator, carries on his father's work today under the name of Huck Scarry. He was posthumously awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award from The Society of Illustrators in 2012.

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Format: Hardcover
My 16-month-old son adores this book. We read it over and over again, and he can do a sign or a sound or a word for each of the animals now. The language of the "story" by Leah Gale is incredibly simple and repetitive (which is probably what kids love about it), but the illustrations by an early-career Richard Scarry are wonderful for all ages. My husband is particularly fond of the "beautiful white nay-nay." (Our son calls horses nay-nays because, according to the book: "'Neigh-neigh,' says the horse.") In addition to the featured animals: horse, cow, sheep, chicken, pig, turkey, duck, cat and dog, there is a barn owl in the illustration of the farmyard in the first page and a tiny mouse hides in several other scenes, so your kids can learn those too. I would have never gone out and bought this book new--it was a garage sale find--but it's been a total hit, so it'll definitely stay in our library for a long time!

UPDATE - We just had turnips for the first time. My now 19-month-old thought about this concept of turnips for a while and looked me right in the face and said "Sheep." Why? Because we've read this book a thousand times and Farmer Jones gives turnips to the sheep. To be quite honest, one of the reasons I wanted to cook turnips was because they look so damn pretty in this book. Suffice it to say, this remains and influential volume in our house. :)
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Format: Hardcover
This is the greatest children's book of all time. My mother and father read this to the five of us children - I can't count that high. Now as a reading specialist the literacy value in this book makes it even more valuable. The repetitive text let's the youngest of listeners "read" along with you. We had a larger version as children, but none of my siblings will fess up to having it - for fear I will take it for my classroom! I know it is somewhere in our family as there is no way any of the five of us would ever give it away!
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Format: Hardcover
This fun book brings back a great memory of reading it to my, then 4 year old nephew Anthony.
We were cuddled up on the couch just being silly and he brings the book over from the coffee table for me to read to him. I am quiet the animated personality so you can imagine the fun I had reading this to him.
After the first couple times, everytime we came to the part "Where Is Farmer Jones" we would both be saying it out loud and laughing. Anthony is almost 20 now and my sister remembers how I read the story to him and everytime the name Jones comes up it's always experssed out loud "Where Is Farmer Jones!?
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Format: Hardcover
My husband brought this book home from the library for our 21 month old son and he LOVED it. We have since purchased it. He will grab the book and say, "Farmer Jones- Read it". It's a great book for kids who are learning the animal sounds as they can join in while you are reading.

If you are looking for great books that kids will love Richard Scarry books are the best. My son literally wore out "Cars and Trucks and Things that Go" and "Richard Scarry's The Best Word Book Ever." The pages are falling out from so much reading.
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Format: Hardcover
I love this book. I am 26 years old and my favorite memory is my dad reading this to me about a million times. So many, in fact, that my copy is help together with duct tape!!! (Yes, I still have it). I give this book to my friends and family that have babies. It is a classic--and a must for any child. But, beware--if you had this book as a child, the ending has changed. The pigs no longer say "Oink, Oink"--they are too busy eating!!!! Again, a must for any household that has a small child in it!!!!
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Format: Hardcover
My son is 21 months old and since we first read him this book a month ago, it has been his favorite of all time. He loves seeing the animals and hearing their sounds. The surprise feature of the book is the hide-n-seek with Farmer Jones. My son loves hearing "Where is Farmer Jones?" on every page but only seeing him a couple times (as if he's hiding). We read it at least 2 times a day.
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Purchased for my granddaughter, read this book to my kids as children and felt they should have to suffer with the memorization of this book. Kids love this book (especially girls it seems) as a bedtime read! Wholesome subject!
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Format: Hardcover
I read this book in the 1970's to my three children and now have read it to three grandchildren. It is definitely a favorite. The duct tape holding it together has worn out many times.
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