The Farm Of Wisdom by Warren Cassell Jr. is a book of short stories involving the animals on Farmer Oliver’s farm, which teach simple lessons of wisdom for both young and old. The book contains several adorable stories of the various animals on the farm and certain trials and tribulations that they are going through. The animals have whimsical names and there is a moral to each story at the end, which reminds me of Aesop’s fables which I loved when I was a child.
My favorite story in this book was Emergency Berries, in which two chipmunks are gathering berries in preparation for an impending storm. One chipmunk ate most of his berries on the way back home, and refused to gather more, but his smart friend gathered as much as he could and warned the other chipmunk that he had better collect more just to be safe. Sure enough, a storm came and the first chipmunk nearly starved because he had too few berries. His friend was kind enough to allow him to stay in his home and shared his berries with him.
The Farm Of Wisdom is a beautifully written book that has so many little life lessons. It reminds me of similar books that I read as a child, and yet this book is something that even adults can enjoy and learn from. One of most important lessons we can learn from The Farm Of Wisdom is how important it is to take time to slow down and notice how nature works so beautifully. If we would only listen to nature to help solve our troubles, we would be a wiser person.
I highly recommend this book for adults and children alike and I look forward to more books from this author.
I received a copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review, however my opinions are my own.