Farmer John's Tractor by Sally Sutton

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Rhyming read-aloud text and atmospheric illustrations tell a satisfying tale of a family stranded in a flood — and a reliable old tractor to the rescue.

Farmer John’s tractor lies locked in the shed,rusty yet trusty and orangey red.
When the rain comes that season, it doesn’t let up, filling the river until it overflows, swirling and rushing and gushing. Down by the river, a car gets stuck, and the family inside shouts for help. As they climb to the roof, a series of vehicles — a speedy jeep, a strong tow truck, even a noisy fire engine — rush one by one to the scene. But each gets more stuck than the last. Is it possible that Farmer John’s ancient tractor, rusty as it is, could still be up for the job?

About Sally Sutton

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Sally Sutton is a playwright and the author of Roadwork and Demolition, both illustrated by Brian Lovelock, along with other picture books. Sally Sutton lives in New Zealand.Robyn Belton is one of New Zealand’s best known and most celebrated children’s illustrators and has won numerous awards, including the prestigious Margaret Mahy Medal.
Published March 26, 2013 by Candlewick. 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Travel, Children's Books.

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Farmer John and his rusty (yet trusty) tractor come to the rescue when more conventional vehicles fall short.

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PreS-Gr 2—The winter rains are so persistent that the river has swollen and is now starting to flood. A young family of four is caught by surprise and stranded in the car in the shallows of the river. A few kindhearted passersby try to help but find themselves stuck as well. Even a fire engine ca...

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