Mr. Hill of Hill's Tractor Sales is doing his best to sell a brand-new tractor to Micah's grandfather. He even wagers twenty jelly doughnuts that Granpappy's old tractor won't make it through haying season. As the days go by, Micah learns that the tractor is Granpappy's old friend, and as Granpappy says, "Friends don't let each other down."
|Product dimensions:||8.00(w) x 10.06(h) x 0.14(d)|
|Age Range:||4 - 8 Years|
About the Author
Joy Cowley is the award-winning author of more than 300 books for children, including Big Moon Tortilla and Mrs. Wishy-Washy. She lives in New Zealand.
Olivier Dunrea is the author and illustrator of The Trow-Wife's Treasure and The Painter Who Loved Chickens. He lives in Narrowsburg, New York.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book has great character development, warmth, and interesting vocabulary. My son is too young to understand all the beautiful descriptions, but he has this book memorized from cover to cover anyway! It is his absolute favorite! And while it is not a quick book to read, we don't mind reading it to him over and over and over again because it is well done and interesting- even to adults. Especially recommended for "gifted" preschoolers interested in tractors or farming.
My two-year-old son does not appreciate the finely crafted words in this book. He just loves tractors. But Joy Cowley writes in beautiful images and clever southern phrases that make reading this book over and over again a real delight. Interesting subject (tractors!!!), a good lesson, and great writing! Story telling done right. I am not overly impressed with the pictures, but since they are for a child, and my son stays riveted through the entire reading of the book, they can't be that bad, now can they?