Beam by beam and board by board, Bess the barn is built by able hands to keep the farm’s animals safe and sound. Through many seasons and celebrations, that’s just what she does, as the family grows and changes around her. Slowly she starts to sag… and creak… and slump. Then new everything comes along: a new farmer and a shiny new barn. A mean storm arrives not far behind, putting both barns to a dangerous test ― can old Bess weather this threat to the farm?
Bess opens her doors wide, welcoming all to celebrate the year-round ups and downs of farm life and admire the enduring strength and importance of something made to last in this story about a steadfast old barn shows she’s sturdy enough to save the day.
"There’s a marvelous mix of peppy text and bone-deep comfort at work within the language of this story.... Visual treasures abound in the corners of the art, and children may enjoy figuring out which characters from the beginning of the book... change and grow by the story’s end. Seasons come and seasons go, but cozy concepts like barns on farms will never ever die." — Kirkus Reviews
|4 - 8
|Elizabeth Gilbert Bedia
|Sep 8, 2020
|Page Street Kids