Under the Barnyard Light: Sweet Country Book, Win Yours Now!
Under the Barnyard Light is an absolutely precious book for little ones, whether they are being read to or are learning to read. I honestly can’t say enough about it. There are many book reviews in our children’s book collection but this one reached my soul.
Honestly, it brought back so many childhood memories for me. Growing up in the country, I recall going out in the cold and caring for our calves, sheep, horses and dogs. At the time, it was often a chore that was not at all desirable, especially in the winter months. Going out to break ice in the freezing cold is not a pleasant experience. Irregardless, if you do own or have ever owned animals you know that it is not an option.
Aside from the nostalgia, another thing I loved about Under the Barnyard Light was the realistic images and the adorable rhyming scheme. It isn’t corny at all, it is instead purposeful with light fun.
As one who grew up on a small farm, it reminded me of the lessons we learn there. Hard work, love, sacrifice and, when necessary, the ability to just ‘get things done’ even when they are the last thing on earth we want to do.
Of course, as an adult it’s easy to forget that. I am most certainly grateful for that lesson I learned as a child. While I do ignore it a lot, when it comes time I can generally suck whatever it is and just dive into the task.
About the Book
This adorable book, Under the Barnyard Light, was written by Carla Crane Osborne and Illustrated by Brandon Dorman. The blurb is easy enough for you to pull up, by all means click the link and check it out but still, I’ll post it for you. This is NOT my work, this is literally from the back of the book:
Under the glow of the soft barnyard light…..
Even in the dark of the winter, the animals need to be fed. Step into the magical world of a young girl on a farm full of small wonders. Beneath the barnyard light, feed warm milk to the calves, catch snowflakes on your tongue, and give a kiss to Dandy the horse.
The quiet glow of Under the Barnyard Light will cast a spell over readers young and old.
Lessons From the Barnyard
As most of us parents use whatever we can to teach lessons, this book is full of possibilities! It is easy to talk about the book, as I truly did enjoy it. There are calves and horses that we can teach the kids about in the book and it’s a great opportunity to talk about how the dark isn’t always scary.
There’s more to it though.
This book can be used to teach a good work ethic by getting our chores done, even when it’s cold or we just don’t want to. About having a good attitude and showing love in all we do as she demonstrates throughout the book.
32 thoughts on “Under the Barnyard Light: Sweet Country Book, Win Yours Now!”
I would read this to my daughter
To my daughter. Shes really into books right now.
Aww! That is wonderful! I love that you are fostering that as well!
I would read this to my kids.
I have a 5 year old grand daughter that would LOVE this book. Thank you for the chance.
I would read this to my nephew.
I’d read this to my four children!
I would read it to my 2, 7, and 9 year olds. They still love mom to read to them at night before bed!
That is so sweet, I hope that they hold on to that for as long as possible!
I would read it to my son
Sounds silly but I’d read it to myself
Not silly at all! It brought back wonderful memories for me.
I would read this book to my niece. She loves horses.
To my cousin!
I would read this to my son
My toddler, who happens to be horse obsessed 🙂
I would love to read this book to my niece and nephew.
I would read it to my niece and nephew.
My future grandchild will love this. Thanks for the fun giveaway!
I would read this with my daughter.
This would be for my great nieces and great nephew. My niece , their mom, would be reading it to them. My older great niece might try to read it as well. 🙂
I’d probably read it to my youngest son ( Maddox) but I’m sure my older two children would join in too.
I would love to give this book to my niece! She is an avid reader and the illustrations are incredible!
I would give this book to my grandkids and their momma would read it to them. They live out of state.
I have a baby girl due in June. I would be reading this to her!
I’d read this to my friend’s daughter.
I would read it to my daughters.
I would read it to myself.