Caleb loves cars, he loves, trucks, he loves buses, he loves boats, he loves planes. Anything that is able to move people around in an efficient manner, he’s all about. Maybe he will be some type of designer in the future, but for now toys and books are good enough for him! Follow Casey the farmer, Tillus the worm, Big Red the tractor, and a whole cast of cartoon equipment characters who teach important life lessons gleaned from the farm, like thinking ahead and working as a team. Each title is licensed by CASE IH and highlights a different aspect of farm equipment and technology with educational sidebars, picture glossaries and fun farming facts for added learning possibilities.
It’s awesome…it’s good for the littles and bigs, too, since it not only teaches about farm equipment with an awesome mix of drawing and real-life photography, but it also teaches kids about farming and where our food comes from! This is a great quote:
“Know a kid or two who thinks corn comes from the grocery’s freezer section? Put ‘em on track with A Year on the Farm with Casey & Friends….Plenty of detail combined with lots of color photos and illustrations makes this an engaging read for kids ages 4-8. A fun (and educational) read for kids and their grandparents!”
—Leslie McManus, Farm Collector Magazine
The great news it that there are four of these great books coming out in 2015 from Octane Press! Check them out, along with a brief description, below:
A Year on the Farm with Casey & Friends (Jan. 2015) introduces children to the world of modern farming by teaching them about the different jobs a farmer does each season. Casey and her team show how tractors, combines and other equipment: plant and harvest crops, work in the farmyard, and care for animals. Learn how farming involves planning for the year, reacting to the weather, and working as a team.
Big Tractors with Casey & Friends (Apr. 2015) shows how the biggest, most powerful tractors handle the demanding jobs of pulling and powering on the farm. Find out how Big Red and Sammy – the biggest tractors on the farm – use their powerful muscles to work in the field with the rest of the team. Learn about the science of farming and discover how advanced technology makes Big Red and Sammy special.
Combines with Casey & Friends (June 2015) explains the step-by-step processes used to harvest crops by the most complex machines on the farm. Follow Cody and Kellie—the combines of Happy Skies Farm—as they do the work of three machines: gathering, separating, and unloading grain and corn.
Planters & Cultivators with Casey & Friends (Sept. 2015) features the specialized farm equipment used to cultivate, plant and spray crops. Learn how Tammi the Tiller, Evan the Early Riser Planter and Peter the Patriot Sprayer work together to make this year’s crop bigger than ever. Explore the science of soil and discover how Casey’s team keeps it healthy.
All of the books are written by Holly Dufek, illustrated by Paul E. Nunn, and published by Octane Press. These books are geared toward ages 4-8, with each book having 32 pages, 9×9-inch hardcover, and a price tag of $14.99.
To find out more about all the wonder Casey & Friends books and Case IH equipment, please visit:
- @octanepress on Twitter
- Octane Press on Facebook
- @prbythebook on Twitter
- Case IH equipment
If you’re little one is into tractors like Caleb is….then one (1) lucky Guy and the Blog reader will receive their own copy of the book plus a tractor toy from Ertl!