Farmer John's Tractor

Farmer John's Tractor

Book - 2013
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Rhyming read-aloud text and atmospheric illustrations tell a satisfying tale of a family stranded in a flood -- and a reliable old tractor to the rescue.

Farmer John's tractor lies locked in the shed,rusty yet trusty and orangey red.
When the rain comes that season, it doesn't let up, filling the river until it overflows, swirling and rushing and gushing. Down by the river, a car gets stuck, and the family inside shouts for help. As they climb to the roof, a series of vehicles -- a speedy jeep, a strong tow truck, even a noisy fire engine -- rush one by one to the scene. But each gets more stuck than the last. Is it possible that Farmer John's ancient tractor, rusty as it is, could still be up for the job?
Publisher: Somerville, MA : Candlewick Press, 2013
ISBN: 9780763664305
Branch Call Number: E SUT
Characteristics: [26] p. :,col. ill. ;,24 cm
Additional Contributors: Belton, Robin


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MariePat Jun 26, 2014

Clever picture book with rhyming words and repetitive phrases. Farmer John's Tractor saves the day!

ksoles Jan 02, 2014

From the author of "Roadwork" and "Demolition" comes the charming story of a family and its car that get stuck in rising flood waters. Everyone who attempts to rescue the car fails: a jeep and a tow truck also become mired in the mud and a firetruck can't pass over a rock slide that blocks its path.

Albeit old and unobtrusive, Farmer John's "rusty yet trusty and orangey red" tractor proves reliable enough to save the stranded folks. The story thus emphasizes the virtues of modesty and dependability through fun, rhyming text. The watercolour illustrations, though muted and subtle, enhance the book's theme and accentuate the scene of steadily pouring rain.

KRockstar10 Aug 14, 2013

The rusty red tractor saves the day.

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