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Reviewed by Kristie Ingerto for Readers' Favorite
“Raccoons in the Corn,” a children’s story written by Jerilynn Henrikson, is a cute story with a valuable lesson. Farmer Baldridge grows vegetables which he shares with others; however, there is one vegetable that he does not share and that is his corn crop. Farmer B’s corn has got first prize at the fair and he is proud of his crop and takes great care of it. This year Farmer B is determined to keep the raccoons from getting into the field. Thinking that he has that taken care of, Farmer B and his wife go away for the weekend. While they are gone raccoons have a huge party in the corn and eat every single kernel. In the end, Farmer B learns to share.
This is a cute story. This is a short book; however, there are a lot of words on each page and young children get anxious while listening to the book and want to turn the page to look ahead to the next illustration before the page is completely read. This being said, they do enjoy listening to the story. I enjoyed this story and the time and effort that the Farmer put into his crops. I like the idea that he does not share one crop and ends up losing it all. Farmer B agrees with his wife that it would be best to plant two crops the following year so that he will have some and the raccoons will as well. The recipes included in it is a nice touch and they make this book an excellent choice to use in a corn unit with children as they can learn about how corn grows, and then make recipes as well.