Springtime is here (at least in our part of the world), and it’s time to start up the tractor and get plowing and planting. When it comes to plowing, there’s no one better to turn to than good ole Tractor Mac. He’s a hard worker, a true friend, and a great storyteller. Here’s an excerpt from a recent review from Christopher Lay all the way from Beijing, China:
If your children are like Reina [the reviewer's daughter], they churn through storybooks. Whether a paper bound edition or a digital one on the iPad, Reina goes through phases where she reads through everything one week and fixates on one or two stories the next. Here are some reads she has recently been flipping through on screen.
PicPocket Books continues to add to its long list of dependable titles with the Tractor Mac series written and illustrated by Billy Steers. This wonderfully drawn set of stories captures the spirit of farm life as it recounts the exploits of the tractor named Mac and the animals on Farmer Bill’s Stony Meadow Farm. With lessons on fitting in, working hard, patience, winning, and losing, there is much to be gained by reading and exploring these stories with a child.There is added authenticity in Billy Steers’ tales as he is a farmer himself and his voice delights as he narrates Tractor Mac Arrives at the Farm, Tractor Mac You’re a Winner, and Tractor Mac Builds a Barn.These books are rated 4-8, but I enjoyed them too; it’s true, I’m a little bit country.
Flowers blooming, baby animals, sunny weather, and some showers. Spring is here, and as always, we like to celebrate with a picture book. Margie Blumberg’s Breezy Bunnies, the first of a seasonal series, is the newest release from PicPocket Books. This endearing rhyming tale is a delight from start to finish.
The iPhone book is filled with audio surprises. Make sure to touch the squirrels in the tree, the pigeons under the bench in the rain, and the cuckoo clock on the wall. How many interactive spots can you discover?
Download the Breezy Bunnies application from iTunes and enjoy it this Spring.