Hannah on the Farm

Marjan van Zeyl

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Quick Look

  • A chunky board book for little hands, introducing animals on the farm and their characteristics.
  • Bright and lively illustrations of the farmyard in a classic style will appeal to very young children.

Hannah the hen spends a whole day on the farm looking for a quiet place to lay her eggs. A board book for very young children with lively illustrations in a classic style.

board book
180 x 153 mm
Floris Books
Board Books
colour illustrations
Age Range:
From 1 to 3 years
14 pages
Publication date:
20 Jan 2011


Hannah the hen spends a whole day on the farm looking for a quiet place to lay her eggs, so that she can have chicks of her own. The pigs grunt too loudly, the lambs are too playful, the cows are too clumsy... Will Hannah ever find a nice quiet place where her eggs will be safe?

A charming board book for very young children, which introduces farmyard animals and their characteristics. With lively illustrations in a classic style.


'a gentle story … and thus a great starter book for babies and young children just learning about farm animals. The illustrations of natural farm settings by Dutch artist Marjan van Zeyl are evocative and soothing.'
-- Curled Up With a Good Kids Book

'These are delightful books for the youngest readers to practise talking about the pictures and page turning and for emergent readers to 'have a go', supported by an adult.'
--Martine Horvath, EYE: Early Years Educator, April 2011.

'A charming story perfect for springtime.'
--Creative Steps, Spring 2011.

'This is a charming board book with lovely illustrations to share with a very young child. Farmyard animals are introduced in traditional scenes of farmyard tales with a rural Dutch look to them.'
-- Morag Charlwood, Armadillo, March 2011.

'The book is beautifully illustrated and will make a nice addition to any bookshelf.'
-- Tammy Dolling, March 2011


Marjan van Zeyl was born in Amsterdam. She has always been inspired by the beauty of nature and expresses this in her artwork. She has illustrated several books for children, including The Apple Cake and Little Red Riding-Hood (both Floris Books).


We've got more board books for little hands to enjoy:
My First Root Children by Sibylle von Olfers
Pip the Gnome by Admar Kwant
Gerda Muller's perenially-popular series of 'seasons' board books:
Hello Farm, How Do You Do?

Do you like farms? We've got lots of books you and your children will love:
Reuben and Barney's Day on the Farm - a lovely through-the-day picture book
A Felt Farm by Rotraud Reinhard
A Calf for Christmas by Astrid Lindgren
Goran's Great Escape by Astrid Lindgren
Pudding and Chips by Penny Matthews
A Farm: Paintings from a Bygone Age by Carl Larsson (for older children and adults)

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