Farmer Brown Goes Round and Round
written by Teri Sloat, illustrated by Nadine
DK Publishing, 1999
Available in paperback from Dorling
Utah State Reading List
Junior Library Guild Selection
Kirkus: A wild and silly tale told in rhyme
cleverly written story will tickle the funny bones of the nursery
Horn Book: Sloat's frisky verse captures
all the barnyard bungle.
About the Book
All of the Farmer Brown books are based on the man
to whom I'm married, whose name is Bob. When Bob goes round and
round, it is usually to go out to the shop to get something, then
he forgets what he went after, so he comes back to the house to
remember, then goes back to the shop to get what he went after,
forgets again, and has to come back into the house to remember.
That's what going around in circles means sometimes. We went to
see a movie called Twister that had a cow flying through
the air, and the story turned into a book about
a tornado. Besides, when you watch animals on a farm, it is the
rooster who thinks he knows more than the farmer.
- Make a list of everything Farmer Brown had
to repair after the tornado. What are the tools a farmer must
have for repairing things?
- Study tornadoes and other weather phenomena. Did
you know that in some places during a tornado, they tie their
chickens to the ground with vines? What would Farmer Brown have
done if he had known the tornado was coming?
- Vocabulary activity: How many weather words can
you find in the story?
- Make your own story of a tornado mixing things
up in a different way.