Thursday, June 18, 2015

Farming Teaches Life Lessons

When Pawpaw suggests that his granddaughter plany a field of corn by herself, she's thrilled. She knows how to drive a tractor Now she can also work the seeder, but when she's finished there's corn left over. Rather than scold her when she already feels like she let him down, Pawpaw suggests a remedy.

This is a wonderful children's story, not limited to girls. It illustrates how taking responsibility for our actions can allow us to rectify mistakes and not let ourselves be trapped in catastrophe.

The book is written in easy prose and words or concepts that a child might have trouble understanding are defined. The pictures are colorful giving a good picture of the Texas Panhandle.

Perhaps the best thing about the book is that this is a true story. The author speaks with authority and her love of farming and her grandfather come through. It's a wonderful book for children, not just farm children.

I reviewed this book for PR by the Book.