Grades K - 2
Grade level Equivalent: 1.9
Lexile Measure®: 640L
Guided Reading: H
Type of Book: Concept Book
- Poetry and Rhymes
- Farm and Ranch Life
About This Book
By the big red barn
In the great green field,
There was a pink pig who was learning to squeal.
So begins the joyous portrait of a day on a busy farm, where the horses, sheep, geese, goats, field mice, chickens, and cows seem to have the run of the place — together with plenty of noisy offspring.
But in this story the children are away
Only the animals are here today.
And just look how much excitement the children are missing!
This storybook classic by Margaret Wise Brown, author of Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny, has been newly illustrated by favorite artist Felicia Bond. The exuberant, full-color pictures are a loving accompaniment to the melodic text, and reward curious readers, who are sure to discover amusing new details each time they open the book.
Praise for Big Red Barn
"The bright colors will attract young readers." — School Library Journal