Before you take your children to pick pumpkins or enjoy a hayride this fall, be sure to check out picture books showcasing farm life.
Elisha Cooper’s “Farm
” focuses on the farm family as much as on their daily work. The two farmers and their two children plus a house, two barns, four silos and lots more make up a farm where feed corn is the main crop.
Tractors rumble back and forth on the bare dirt in early spring, March brings mud, and later the children plant tomatoes and carrots. The children have other chores, too, of course: feeding the cattle (the girl) and the chickens (the boy). Summer brings heat, and fall brings the harvest, with the farmer in his combine checking the corn’s yield on his computer and talking with other farmers on his cell phone.