Happy Perfect Picture Book Friday, everyone!
The leaves are already turning color and the evening air has that autumn nip in it. What a perfect time for today’s picture book review!
Tomorrow, the author of this book, Christy Mihaly, will be stopping by to chat and she has graciously agreed to offer a picture book manuscript critique as a giveaway. Please leave a comment to be entered and come back tomorrow for the Q&A and, if you leave a comment there, you will have two chances to win.
HEY, HEY, HAY! A Tale of Bales and the Machines That Make Them
Written by Christy Mihaly
Illustrated by Joe Cepeda
Published by Holiday House (August 2018)
Themes: Farm machinery, farm life, girl power
Synopsis: From Amazon:
“A joyful rhyming story about a girl and her mother and the machines they use on their family farm to make hay.
Mower blades slice through the grass./A new row falls with every pass./Next we spread the grass to dry./The tedder makes those grasses fly!
A girl tells the tale of making hay as Mom uses a mower for mowing grass, then a tedder for aerating the grass, and eventually a baler. Told in rhyme and illustrated with fabulous art by JOE CEPEDA, each part of the process is a celebration of summer, farming, and the mother-daughter relationship. Back matter includes a glossary.”
Why I like this book:
- Growing up in the city, I didn’t know much about farm life…I think it is important for kids who grow up in the city to find out how life is on the farm. Plus, kids who grow up on a farm these days need to see themselves in a book other than Old Macdonald.
- Great palette used by the illustrator with bold drawings.
- LOVE the rhyme…and kids will love it, too.
Photo courtesy: https://iheartcraftythings.com
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I hope you all have a beautiful weekend. I am waving from Chicago today!