Children’s Books

Farm animals have certainly become an important part of popular culture. Since farms around the world tend to contain similar species it makes sense that international authors would choose to depict them. Sometimes they are given human traits. This is very common within children’s literature where talking animals have become an important trope.

It is interesting how many of the greatest children’s books are set on a farm. As kids learn to read they may be given books where these creatures are the main characters.

Illustrations are a key part of this type of literature. Colourful drawings of the animals help to keep the young reader engaged. In fact, the artwork usually dominates the page. Books aimed at older children will utilise more text. Good examples of this include Charlotte’s Web and War Horse.

Children are not the only readers who can enjoy these books. There are several farm based novels written for adults. For example, Animal Farm uses these creatures to create a complex political satire. It is possible for people to grow up and find new farm set books as their reading skills advance. Stories about farm animals are likely to remain popular in the near future.

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