A lyrical and visual treasure—perfect for reading aloud to any child who's ever asked: Where does milk come from?
As the sun sets over the fields, a little girl and her father begin the evening milking. They work side by side, fanning out beds of straw, bringing in the cows, and hooking up the milkers.
Soon they've filled milk can after milk can for the creamery truck that will arrive in the morning. The fresh dairy product isn't just for them—other families will buy their milk, butter, and cheese at stores and farmers' markets near and far, connecting the little girl's farm to the world beyond.
Phyllis Alsdurf has created a poetic story that lovingly depicts the special bond between a child and her father, as well as the relationship between a young farmer and her animals. With Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher's exquisite illustrations, It's Milking Time is a must-have for any picture book collection.
A natural read-aloud selection for fans of Jane Yolen's Owl Moon.
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For librarians in Wisconsin, this book is a natural fit. It’s good to see a farm setting that is not historical but keeps that pastoral feel.Read Full Review of It's Milking Time
This is the kind of easy nonfiction I look for to read aloud in storytime. Beautifully written, with facts woven into the story and a few vocabulary words to practice saying aloud.Read Full Review of It's Milking Time
It’s Milking Time is simple and sweet, and the illustrations are as accurate as I’ve seen in a picture book while maintaining warmth and a soft touch.Read Full Review of It's Milking Time
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