By Author / Illustrator
Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
Paperback / softback
New in paperback. Follow the hard-working tractor on its journey as it ploughs, sows and harvests the fields throughout the course of one year. With a whole host of farm machinery to pore over as well as Susan Steggall's signature subplots - look out for the dog-walking couple in the background - this richly ilustrated book will be read time and time again.
Stegall's beautifully-crafted collages illustrate this picture book wonderfully - every page is bright and interesting to look at. The images are detailed and really illustrate the text well, aiding a younger reader's understanding. This is a great book to stretch the passion for tractors that younger children often possess as it details the jobs that a tractor does on a farm all year round. As well as being a lovely book to share with younger readers, it also has many learning opportunities, from farm specific vocabulary to seasonal weather. This would be perfect to share with a KS1 class during a topic related to farms, and perhaps attempt to recreate some of Stegall's collages. Picture book / Ages 5+ / Reviewed by Lizi Coombs, teacher.
Suggested Reading Age 5+