Thursday, May 7, 2015

Big Tractors Review and Giveaway!

I'm really excited to share about Octane Press's exciting new series of children's books for kids who love tractors!

Here's the rundown on the books:

Meet “Casey & Friends.”
Written by Holly Dufek, Illustrated by Paul E. Nunn | Published by Octane Press
Ages 4-8 | 32 pages | 9x9-inch hardcover | $14.99 each

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.

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.

These are the perfect books for kids to learn about the farm! I got a chance to review Big Tractors with Casey and Friends! This is a great little book! Casey explains the different functions that different tractors have on the farm. Each page shows the tractors doing their jobs and then further breaks down the way they work and what they do. There are picture of actual tractors and also illustrations (Casey, the tractor, etc) on each page. The overall look is very sharp and charming and educational. Kids should love it, I can't wait to share it with my nephew!

I'm excited to also be able to offer a giveaway! One lucky reader will win a copy of the book as well as this lovely CASE IH tractor toy. The toy is very detailed and lovely and would make a perfect toy for any child interested in tractors! :D

To enter to win, just fill out the form below by May 25, 2015 and be a resident of the US. Winners will be notified via email.

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