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Make Your Own Farm    by Clare Beaton order for
Make Your Own Farm
by Clare Beaton
Order:  USA  Can
b small publishing, 2014 (2014)
* *   Reviewed by Bob Walch

Activity books are great to provide an option other than watching TV when the weather turns bad and a child can't play outdoors. This handy book centers on living on a farm. You'll find a rural diorama to construct with press-out parts, plus 25 figures to color and then cut out.

Besides setting up the farm scene, the child will discover a template for making animal cards, interesting information about farming and even a glossary of farming words.

Not as sophisticated as some toys today, the simplicity of this book is its strength. It forces the child to use his/her imagination to create scenes and situations using the cutouts. Yes, this may be a slow paced activity but in many respects it beats holding a device where basically all you need do is react and use your thumbs!

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