Friday, November 16, 2012

Day 16: Tractor Time

Day 16 of "30 Days of Farm Kid Stories"

G and I recline together on the leather couch reading our next farm kid story, My First Tractor Board Book. We make it to page 5 when G sits up quickly and tosses the board book like a frisbee. It smacks tile floor.  And just like that, story time is over. 

DK Publishing makes some extra sturdy kid books.  They know their audience.

This book labels parts of a tractor and the implements they pull. The lifting and carrying pages showcase some of the tractors on G’s favorite cartoon, Bob the Builder.  Skid-steer loader. Tractor with long-arm forklift. Tractor with trailer. 

Seed hopper. Furrow Blades. Rear-View Mirror. All parts of a yellow tractor that is planting. And no worries on tractor color, folks.  Most brands are represented, including the green tractors G likes to sit on. 

We sometimes catch Daddy riding the tractor by the house.  If we time it just right, he stops at the bend of the road and I lift G into the tractor cab.  I watch a proud little boy with his Daddy drive towards the grain bins. I run back into the house to start to cook hamburgers.  No doubt we will talk about tractors at the dinner table. 

What’s your favorite tractor?


My Library List:

Preview Day: 30 Days of Farm Kid Stories
Day 1: One Moment
Day 2:  Perfect Pizza
Day 3:  Our Heartland
Day 4: Pasta Fistful
Day 5: One Fast Grower
Day 6: Farmer Seuss
Day 7: Just One Cookie?
Day 8:  Frowns Turn into Smiles
Day 9:  BOO-HA

Day 10: Big Red Barn
Day 11: Magic with Vegetables

Day 12: Call to Action

Day 13: BOOM

Day 14: Ponies and Cowboys
Day 15: Value to our Trees

Our blogging host Holly Spangler writes  “30 Days on a Prairie Farm” this month on her blog: My Generation 

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