A visit to City Farm
Beautiful, vibrant illustrations depict the modern multicultural classroom.
The journeys in this picture book will keep the reader engaged throughout. The children of Rainbow Class walk along a busy road to take an underground train. They are off on an exciting day out. Meet alpacas and llamas, pigs and ponies and so much more in this city farm surrounded by skyscrapers! True diversity in all its various forms.
This book was made with the children of Chalkhill Primary School, Wembley. Year 5 children helped develop the story, choosing the characters’ names and writing poems for the book. They were involved at every stage of production, from the initial raw story through the edited, illustrated book. The setting is a real London city farm that nestles below the skyscrapers of Canary Wharf. The beautiful illustrations are by Karin Littlewood.
Paperback, 32pages, 265x210mm
What a special book!
… the rich multicultural makeup of Chalkhill Primary School has been translated seamlessly into this book, so it’s no wonder that the finished product has, in the words of the school’s head, helped “develop a strong sense of identity and belonging”. The creation of this book and the final, high quality finish is diversity in action. Firetree Book don’t just talk, they really are in the business of enabling children to see themselves through fabulous stories.
Even the youngest children can enjoy A visit to City Farm – look at these two lovely happy readers!
Rainbow class is filled with children of all nationalist and colours, which reflects the world we live in and gives a wonderful inclusive feel to the book. It’s educational and fun. I would recommend it to anyone with young children. It’s a real gem!
a gorgeous little slice of picture book heaven … it’s so good to see books like this that celebrate diversity and conservation. I can see this book being hugely popular for school storytimes and for a snuggly bedtime read at home too. Perfect for your little animal fans.
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This joyful tale of everyday life perfectly captures the excitement of a school outing. … this inclusive book reflects the cultural diversity found in British society today.
See also Abdi’s day for a fun story about a school trip to the seaside.