Farmer Joe Goes to the City


24 pages
ISBN 0-590-73362-1
DDC jC813'.54





Illustrations by H. Werner Zimmermann
Reviewed by Jami van Haaften

Jami van Haaften is a professional librarian and author of An Index to
Selected Canadian Provincial Government Publications for Librarians,
Teachers and Booksellers.


Farmer Joe travels to the city to buy his wife a birthday present. He is
accompanied by a menagerie of barnyard animals that includes pigs,
gophers, chickens, and a cow. Delighted readers will join with him in
searching for the perfect present—which has to be her favorite color,
red. The congestion of the city and busy stores in the big mall are left
behind as he finally heads home with the very special, very red present.

Author Nancy Wilcox Richards is a teacher in Queens County, Nova
Scotia. Well-known artist Werner Zimmermann provides the wonderful


Richards, Nancy Wilcox., “Farmer Joe Goes to the City,” Canadian Book Review Annual Online, accessed February 21, 2024,