Nanny and Pa think they run Butleigh Farm but the animals know better. See the farm come to life as the animals work together to help Nanny and Pa.
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"A sweet, beautifully illustrated, farm animal story to read with the whole family. Di Hickleton's first children’s book will engage every child and adult, after all, who doesn't love friendly farm animals and wonder what clever things they get up to without their owners around. You'll be left wanting to meet more of Butleigh Farm's characters by the end."
TIM CALLAGHANRollins PS Assistant Principal
“An absolute delightful book to have on your bookshelf. A perfect read aloud to share with your children, grandchildren and students.
The setting of a farm is most engaging with Nanny and Pa Hicko sharing their busy but fulfilling days on their farm (with a little help from their friends). And of course, the animal characters add a spark to the story and enable the reader to make so many connections! Bonnie is one of my favourite characters. I wonder who your favourite character will be.
The beautiful illustrations support readers to ‘lean on’ the pictures to gain clues to support their understanding and conversations about the story.
With my ‘teacher hat’ on there are so many opportunities for explicit teaching such as prediction, inferring, time and sequence just to name a few!”
ANDREA HILLBRICKSpeaker, Consultant, Author
"This book was epic because I liked the animals running the farm."
Archie Age 6
"I like this book because the dogs helped nanny and pa."
‘Butleigh’ is the name of the property that has been our family home for 15 years. When we first saw the property we knew it was where we wanted to bring up our family.