內容簡介 Barney the clean cat. In this book, Barney visits a farm and meets some hens, some sheep, some cows, some ducklings, horses, and pigs. He also finds a lovely blue tractor to climb up on. Barney manages to stay clean for most of his visit but finally ends up in the mud. The Barney books are for preschool children. There are full-colour illustrations throughout. These books create a sense of anticipation, and support the development of prediction, an essential skill for beginning readers. The Barney the cat books have been carefully designed to promote these prediction skills to support language and literacy. The books are large enough to use in a group setting and are designed so that children can join in with the predictable phrases. There is a song at the end of each book that supports phonemic awareness, in 'Barney the cold cat', the tune used is 'Twinkle, twinkle little star' and in the other books it is 'Old MacDonald had a farm'. The other books in the series are 'Barney the white cat' in which Barney explores in the house and gets up to mischief; 'Barney the brave cat' in which Barney explores the garden and shows just how brave he is; 'Barney the copy cat' in which Barney visits the zoo and has great fun imitating the other animals. In the Christmas special, 'Barney the cold cat', Barney searches for somewhere warm to sleep and finds the warm stable of the nativity.