Inspiration From The Distant Past

Inspiration From The Distant Past
Found note in an old book... warms the cockles of my bookish heart...

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Storytime: LEGO DUPLO On the Farm (DK READERS)

This is a really fun series for LEGO fans! And who isn't a LEGO fan? It's especially great for us parents - the fun of LEGOs, without the pain of stepping on them in the middle of the night. Or is that just me??


These books come in different reading levels. We read "Around Town", and my little boy liked it so much, I checked this one out as well.

Basically it is a simple story of the farm and the animals, and it spends a sufficient amount of time talking about tractors and combines (more on that later). Machinery! Oh yeah! That was the highlight! 

The illustrations are photographs of farm-y stuff that some grown up children constructed (could you imagine that job?).

The stories are simple and easy to follow. There is a lot of repetition of words, which is good, but sometimes the choice of words to be stressed is, in my humble opinion, odd!  

For example, "combine harvester" was used in three consecutive sentences. Yes, combine harvester. The story goes from "Cows go 'moo'." to "combine harvesters". There! I've used combine harvesters thre-, no, FOUR times! Just thought it was a leetle odd.

So, what does my motivationally challenged 6 year old think? 


Um, could you expound on that, darling? 

"I like the, uhhh, farmer. And the horses. The animals have to eat. Yeah. Heh. Yeah."

Alrighty, folks! You heard it here first! It is "Good." Check it out!

So what books are you reading little ones tonight?


  1. LOL on the combine harvester! How often is that going to come up in a conversation?

  2. LOL! Exactly! I was reading this story wondering if the author had some secret desire to drive a COMBINE HARVESTER!

  3. We love girly Lego, and have a huge collection. Tonight we are reading book 2 of Mary Poppins.

  4. Aww, sweet!
    Yes, Lego has some VERY cool stuff nowadays!

  5. My little one isn't too into Legos but he has always loved tractor books-- books about anything with a motor really.

    Tonight we reread his two new books from the bookfair and some new books from his aunt.


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