Wannabe Farms
Wannabe Farms

Wannabe Farms

Written by Brian McCann & illustrated by Meghan Lands
8 - 12
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Feb 18, 2020
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A hilarious book for animal lovers and risk takers everywhere! Brian McCann introduces us to Wannabe Farms, and we never want to leave. - Amy Poehler From acclaimed comedy writer Brian McCann comes Wannabe Farms, the insanely funny, rhyming collection of stories that asks the question: What do farmyard animals really want to do with their lives? Welcome to Wannabe Farms, a farmyard where the animals like to wonder and dream, plot and scheme, and definitely not act how they’re supposed to. In rhyming verse, Brian McCann (writer for Conan O’Brien) shows us what happens when cows want to drive, pigs dream of being sophisticates, and sheep take their hairstyles into their own hands (well, hooves). Together, what emerges is a delightful, hysterical romp through the farmyard, as animals discover the place where dreams meet their limits, and the power of adjusted expectations. With hilarious two-color illustrations on every spread, this collection of stories brings Shel Silverstein and Old MacDonald together in a way readers young and old have never seen before!

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What Should I Know As a Parent

Families are unique and have different expectations for the books they choose to read. The following are concepts included in this book that some parents may wish to seek out or avoid.

Note that this list is not exhaustive and there may be concepts in this book that are not included or have been insufficiently or incorrectly detailed here.

What Questions Should I Ask My Child

  • The stories of different farm animals and their dreams are intertwined in this story. Which animal’s tale did you enjoy the most?
  • The book is written in rhyming stanzas. Did you enjoy reading this style of book, and did you like reading any of it aloud?


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Book Details

Publication Date
February 18, 2020
Penguin Workshop
Page Count
Juvenile Reader
Reading Age
8 - 12 years
Lib. of Congress (LCCN)
Lexile® Level
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