A few weeks ago padRaic and i got a lovely parcel in the post. It was from our favourite author aLma joRdan of agrikids.ie. Alma sent us the third book in her amazing farm safety seris!
Her 3rd book - her latest is called the red tractor and it is brilliant! Its time to own it!!!
Set in Autumn this book awakens all the senses of Autumn you have as a kid (or we do in my school anyway) Tom and Sarah go blackberry picking and get to make an amazing blackberry tart, when I put the book down I went looking for the recipes book to make one!! Yum!!!
Their dad got a new tractor so what do the kids do? Well what would a lot of us do.... Hop in to try it out! Only Tom accidentally pulled a lever and the tractor took off.... Que everyone's favourite Sprite to spring to the rescue but can he save Tom and his dad's new tractor???? You will have to read the book to find out won't you - teachers been teaching us about suspense and spoilers lately.... Did I get it??
There are a great many farm safety lessons in the story - for us kids, no matter how curious we are don't press buttons or pull levers on machines and for parents, make sure your with us in the tractor and we are safely fastened into a safety seat! Another lesson we thought of reading this was one we drilled in school, road safety picking blackberries of near the road and be safe be seen!
We loved Alma's book and its in a growing number of book shops already though Mayo library is the only place we have seen them here so if you like us are too far from some of the great bookshops near you, you can order them online from Alma herself. Visit www.agrikids.ie
Alma over to you for book number four now😉 we can't wait to read it!!!!