Author: Verna Wilkins
"Multi-cultural, easy read with great illustrations…"
I read a lot to playgroup kids and I'm always on the lookout for engaging books with good illustrations and potential for actions and sounds. The story follows Rainbow Class on their first visit to a city farm and all the wonderful sights and sounds that they experience. The author worked with primary school kids to help write the book and you can tell from the language and the observations; it has a feel of authenticity that other children really respond to. Perhaps best of all is the multi-cultural feel of the book. Rainbow class is filled with children of all nationalities 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 really recommend A Visit to City Farm to anyone with young children. It is a real gem!