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In the Country: A Picture Word Book [Paperback]

Benedict Blathwayt
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

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13 Sep 2001
Benedict Blathwayt's detailed and intricate artwork follows the seasons on a busy farm. In spring the fields are ploughed. In summer the sheep are sheared and the hay is cut. In autumn the apples and potatoes are stored. In winter it's time to keep warm. Special words and vignettes pick out features in each scene and give children, aged 5 plus, first introduction using a beautiful picture book to extract information, much like reading a map. Benedict Blathwayt has sold over a million copies of his "Bramble" books and his children's illustrations are known internationally.

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  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford (13 Sep 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0199106738
  • ISBN-13: 978-0199106738
  • Product Dimensions: 24 x 24 x 0.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 160,784 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This picture book is beautifully illustrated by best-selling author and illustrator Benedict Blathwayt. The delicate and intricate artwork takes a close-up view of the seasons on a busy farm --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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5.0 out of 5 stars A surprising little treasure 5 Oct 2006
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This is not a story book. Providing you are not expecting a story you cannot fail to be charmed by this book. Blathwayt offers page after page of gorgeous, intricate illustrations filled with a wealth of detail that keeps my son and I entranced. For example, one page features a small area of stream in which Blathwayt has managed to incorporate a frog, frogspawn, tadpoles, fish, caterpillars, butterflies, ladybirds, beetles, dragonflies, ducks and ducklings, a range of other identifiable birds, small mammals and intricate, botanically correct plants and flowers.

We use the book in a number of ways: to create our own narratives; to compare the pictures with the flora and fauna we see outside (we live in the country); and to help my 3 year-old son understand the passage of long periods of time such as seasons.

There is so much to see in each picture and, as my son grows, he will be able to use the small index at the side of each page to help with his reading. I heartily recommend this book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars excellent 3 May 2012
By Chris
My 2 year old has quite a range of books, but for months now this, and the Town version, has been his favourite books, and for adults constantly looking at them, the pictures are beautiful, and always something new to look for.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great word book 28 May 2014
By sb
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This book is centred around one farm and it's immediate location. Each double page has a set of words and pictures on the right side for you to find on the main picture on the left. It follows the farm though the seasons.
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