Meet the Dogs of Bedlam Farm by Jon Katz | BookDragon
Welcome to Bedlam Farm! Meet Rose, Izzy, Frieda, and Lenore, four dogs that work hard on the farm doing various jobs. They're good friends. Border collie Rose herds sheep, while another collie, Izzy, works outside the farm as a therapy dog ("He helps people feel better"). Frieda, a rottweiler and. Meet Rose, Izzy, Frieda, and Lenore. They each have important jobs on Bedlam Farm. “Rose herds sheep. Izzy visits sick people. Frieda.
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Jon had given us directions and we had the aid of our trusty GPS, but nothing we could see told us for certain we had actually arrived at Bedlam Farm in upstate New York. I turned cautiously up the drive, not wanting to trespass uninvited on private property. Then we heard the sound that told us we were absolutely in the right place. Looking toward the sound, we saw the faces we have come to know only through the internet: To our right, a chicken popped out of a small cutout in the barn.
This was one of those occasions. I find there is something fascinating about writers and artists. The very best, almost by definition, are more perceptive than the rest of us.
They help us see things in different and unique ways. Rose, a border collie, herds sheep, and photos depict her staring down the flock even through heavy snow.Come And Meet Frieda
Izzy was abandoned early in life but now is a therapy animal who visits the sick. Frieda, the rottweiler-German shepherd mix, is a bit scary and guards the farm.
The question asked at the end of each chapter is the same: But what is Lenore's job? The answer's clear, but Katz spells it out: This is the love letter people wishes they could write to their own pets, and it makes a point well worth reiterating: Review by Publisher's Weekly Review In Katz's first book for children, illustrated with lively photos, the author explains how the four dogs which have been the subject of several bestselling titles for adults that live on his farm in upstate New York have distinct roles and responsibilities.
Each "chapter" introduces one dog but concludes with a question that urges page turning. The photographs also Katz's capture some great dog expressions. Naturally I loved Lenore's description and her special job - she remains as "labradorable" as ever.
Another photo of Frieda might be one of the most special dog photos I've seen in a while - it says so much. The photographs will win young readers. The settings of the farm, the playful moments in snow, and the dogs "communicating" with each other are as heartwarming as reading about how Lenore would sneak up on Izzy and steal treats and taunt until Izzy played tug-of-war.
Life and Death on Bedlam Farm
Any child who loves dogs, wants a dog, or has a canine best friend will genuinely enjoy this story. Fans of Katz's books and these four dogs will smile all the way through the book. There's not a lot to this, it's a typical page colorful children's picture book.