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 Farmer Hayden couldn't get to sleep.
 The next night was noisier still.
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 Farmer Hayden started to count.
 ..and Farmer Hayden fell fast asleep sitting in his battered old chair.     Reviewed by Jenny Helsop for Buzz Words 12 August 2016  'The text is lovely to read aloud. It has a nice soft rhythm with some repetition and new noises added as the story builds and each night is 'noisier still'. The conclusion comes gently with Farmer Hayden and all his animals sleeping peacefully - he on a battered old chair on the front veranda and the animals scattered around him. White's illustrations echo this soft tone. Her character's expressions convey the emotions of the story - especially Farmer Hayden's which are priceless. Among my favourites are the ones of him pulling his bed cap over his eyes with the mouth and body gestures fully conveying his exasperation, and the picture of him dozing, slumped against the cow he is milking, who looks both concerned and surprised. Although a book about noise, this sweet picture book is quiet enough to become a favourite bedtime read for young pre-schoolers- 3-5 years- with plenty of animals to look at and noises to explore.'
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