Katie Woo is back for another adventure. Her class is going to a farm to discover where milk and eggs come from. They watch Farmer Jordan milk a cow and they visit the chickens to observe hens laying eggs. Katie has fun jumping around with a baby goat, called a kid. Farmer Jordan shows the students his corn field and mentions that it is corn for popping. They eat cupcakes which have eggs in them and call out a thank you to the cows for the accompanying milk. When the other students board the bus for return to school, Katie is missing. She is hungry and has gone into the corn field to look for a popcorn snack. Farmer Jordan explains that corn pops on a stove, not in the field. Katie's two friends from previous books play their usual supporting roles providing a multicultural representation through the illustrations. Colorful drawings accompany the story which is written in the traditional easy-reader format. Part of the "Katie Woo" series. Reviewer: Phyllis Kennemer, Ph.D.
Fran Manushkin is the author of many popular picture books, including Baby, Come Out!; Latkes and Applesauce: A Hanukkah Story; The Tushy Book; The Belly Book; and Big Girl Panties. There is a real Katie Woo — she's Fran's great-niece — but she never gets in half the trouble of the Katie Woo in the books. Fran writes on her beloved Mac computerin New York City, without the help of her two naughty cats, Chaim and Goldy.
Tammie Lyon began her love for drawing at a young age while sitting at the kitchen table with her dad. She continued her love of art and eventually attended The Columbus College of Art and Design, where she earned a Bachelors degree in Fine Art. After a brief career as a professional ballet dancer, she decided to devote herself full time to illustration. Today she lives with her husband, Lee, in Cincinnati, Ohio. Her dogs, Gus and Dudley, keep her company as she works in her studio.