Saturday, May 16, 2015

Big Tractors Book Review & #Giveaway @octanepress @prbythebook @Case_IH #casey&friends



Learn About Big Red Tractors with Casey & Friends! Big Tractors introduces children to the world of modern farming, showing how the biggest, most powerful tractors handle the demanding jobs of pulling and powering on the farm. This book is filled with colorful action photography, fun illustrations and a cast of cartoon equipment characters. Narrated by Casey the farmer and Tillus the worm, Big Tractors teaches readers how Big Red and Sammy the two 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. Recommended for ages 4-8




My Thoughts

Big Tractors is a fun book that takes you on a tour of a farm. It teaches kids all about trackers. It explains how they work, the jobs they do on the farm, and even the history of tractors. It brings you back to the days when tractors were pulled by horses and goes through all the changes in shape and size until you reach the modern day version. It also explains the different parts of the trailers and how they work.



Casey is the narrator of the book, and she leads you on the adventure. The book has great illustration and pictures. There are tons of photos of real tractors and cartoon versions on the sidelines to give commentary as you move along in the book. There's also a cute worm sidekick who puts his two-sense in throughout the story

 My son loved all the pictures, but he's only four, and the book was a little too long and too wordy to hold his attention for very long. We only made it about halfway through before he lost interest entirely. My five-year-old daughter also got bored quickly. I think the book is better suited for children a little older than them--more the 7-10 age range. Children who are old enough to read independently will get a lot more out of this book.  Overall, the story is cute, and educational, but a little long-winded for small kids.

The Giveaway


One lucky winner is going to receive a  a copy of Big Tractors + a CASE IH toy tractor.  To enter, just fill in the Giveaway Tools form below. This giveaway will end on 6/1/15. Open to the US only. The winner will be notified via email and will have 48 hours to reply. Thanks again to the sponsor for offering this fantastic prize.




35 comments:

Apryl Potter said...

My 8 year old son Luke. He's in 2nd grade but he's 5th grade level reader. He can read this book to his baby sister.

jlee said...

I'd love to win this for my boys!

Ken Ohl said...

love to win this for my little niece. thankyou, ken pohl19@comcast.net

Jackie said...

I would like to win this for my nephew.
Thank you!

Xty C said...

I would like to win this for my nephew

VickeC said...

id like to win this for one of my grandsons,they love tractors

Kim Hampton said...

I want to win this for my daughter.

Nancy said...

I'd like to have this for our family.

Nancy
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Gabby Jimenez said...

I would like to win the for my son.

lisa ward said...

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Darlene Ysaguirre said...

I would love to win this for my son he loves anything on wheels.

Darlene Ysaguirre said...

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Heather B said...

My 3 year old son absolutely loves anything trucks, trains, construction vehicles... anything on wheels!

Catherine Aders said...

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eguiver Yol said...

Would like to win this for my nephew

Sue Emery said...

I would like to win this for my grandson who has a birthday at the end of May. He LOVES toys with wheels!!!

Linda Bradshaw said...

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Anonymous said...

I would love this for my kiddo. Patricia

Kathy Lausche said...

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Jan Lee said...

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Haydensmommy05 said...

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Darlene said...

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JLin Mei said...

for my son

Lisa said...

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Colleen Maurina said...

I would like to win this for my little grandson. They live on 5 acres and he loves tractors!

Vera Khule said...

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Vera Khule said...

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Rubyredlines said...

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Robin Abrams said...

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Terry Myers said...

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Jennifer T. said...

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Nadene Adams said...

I want to win this for my son. He loves tractors!

Arf2-D2 said...

I would give this to my nephew.