This Farm Is a Family (Hardcover)

This Farm Is a Family By Dan McKernan, Denise Hughes (Illustrator) Cover Image

This Farm Is a Family (Hardcover)

By Dan McKernan, Denise Hughes (Illustrator)


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(CH - Animals)
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(CH-Social Themes / Family)


Wednesday, April 27, 2022 - 11:00am

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When Buttercup the cow arrives at Barn Sanctuary scared and upset in her new surroundings, the other rescued animals do their best to show her how wonderful it is to be a part of the farm family! Dan McKernan joins us to share his new book, perfect for helping kids 4-8 learn compassion and how to face their own fears. Tune in on Facebook.

In this adorable illustrated picture book for kids written by Dan McKernan (Saved by the Barn), the rescue farm animals at Barn Sanctuary decide to help a cow who is dealing with fear and anxiety in her new home. Children will learn the importance of friendship and compassion, as well as why it's important to support others during hard times.

Inside this book, kids ages 4-8 will discover:

  • A positive message about friendship, kindness, and understanding others
  • How to show compassion to others
  • Ways of coping with difficult situations, including how to deal with fear and anxiety
  • A page with information on Barn Sanctuary and their rescue efforts, with information on ways you can support the real-life animals featured in the book

This Farm Is a Family follows a group of rescued farm animals who are living their best lives at Barn Sanctuary. Each one is eager to meet the newest arrival, Buttercup the cow, and show her all the fun things they can do together. But Buttercup doesn't want to play--in fact, she doesn't want anything to do with the other animals. So with a lot of love and understanding, the animals work together to help Buttercup discover she's part of a new family and can leave her old fears behind.

This Farm Is a Family is perfect for:

  • Birthdays, Christmas, and Easter or Passover gifts, as well as back to school reading
  • Children ages 4-8 who love farm animals and cuddly creatures
  • Teaching young readers kindness and compassion, and that they can make a difference in the world
  • Kids who are in a new school, new neighborhood, or new house
Product Details ISBN: 9780310747840
ISBN-10: 0310747848
Publisher: Zonderkidz
Publication Date: April 5th, 2022
Pages: 32
Language: English