Told through the voices of the children, this inside view of life on their farm is authentic and sometimes surprising. Readers will learn about baling hay, tending cattle, work dogs, hunting, manure, and other activities on the Bennett farm, as well as some insights into the culture of living in a rural area.
|Interest Level||Grade 4 - Grade 6|
|Reading Level||Grade 4|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Millbrook Press ™|
|Reading Counts! Level||7.6|
|ATOS Reading Level||6.0|
|Accelerated Reader® Quiz||124046|
|Accelerated Reader® Points||5.0|
|Features||Reviewed and Starred Reviews|
Science Books & Films
“. . .used correctly, the book can give children a true feeling for what life on a farm is like. The discussions of birth and death, and manure and mud, are open and honest for children, by children, and so make real the natural cycles that characterize farm life.” —Science Books & Films
School Library Journal, Curriculum Connections
“A fascinating portrait of modern farm life chronicled through color photographs and conversations.” —School Library Journal – Curriculum Connections
School Library Journal
“. . .this engaging book is an unsentimental, appreciative look into the world of one farm family. It’s packed with information and plenty of interesting photographs. Children will love it.” —School Library Journal
Author, Photographer: Michael J. Rosen
Michael J. Rosen is the acclaimed author of some three dozen books for children of all ages (and even more for grown-ups!), including The Cuckoo’s Haiku and Other Poems for Birders; Our Farm: Four Seasons with Five Kids on One Famiy’s Farm (which he both wrote and illustrated with some 400 photographs); A Drive in the Country; Don’t Shoot!; A School for Pompey Walker; and Elijah’s Angel. For over 35 years, ever since working as a counselor, water-safety instructor, and art teacher at local community centers, Michael has been engaged with young children, their parents, and teachers. As a visiting author, in-service speaker, and workshop leader, he frequently travels to schools and conferences around the nation, sharing his stories, poems, creativity, and humor.
As a talented editor and illustrator, Michael has enlisted hundreds of other authors and artists to create 15 philanthropic books that aid in the fight to end childhood hunger through Share Our Strength’s national efforts, or that offer care to less fortunate companion animals through The Company of Animals Fund, a granting program he began in 1990.
For the last four years, working with the Ohio Children’s Foundation, Michael created a early literacy activity book, particularly designed for kids who are likely to start school without knowing the alphabet: You, Me, and the ABCs: 100 Ready-for-Reading Activities for Kids and Their Favorite Grown-ups.