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Title: Big Red Barn
Author: Margaret Wise Brown
Illustrator: Felicia Bond
Age Range: Baby - 4

Margaret Wise Brown has turned prose into poetry with this beautifully-written children's story about a day in the life of animals

By the big red barn
In the great green field,
There was a pink pig
Who was learning to squeal.

There were horses and sheep and goats and geese--and a jaunty old scarecrow leaning on his hoe. And they all lived together by the big red barn. In joyous and exuberant Pictures by Felicia Bond lovingly evokes Margaret Wise Brown's simple, rhythmic text about the cycle of a day on a farm, where a family of animals peacefully plays and sleeps. In the barnyard there are roosters and cows, horses and goats, and a pink piglet who is learning to squeal.