Children’s Book Review: Millie’s Farm Family Series by Cathryn Wellner

MILLIE’S FEATHERED FOSTER FAMILY

By: Cathryn Wellner

Published: April 8, 2016

Publisher: Espoir Press

Fiction

Millie, a pretty bantam chicken, is not able to lay eggs. When some of the farm chicks are left alone, Millie decides to take them in as her own. She takes care of them on the farm and shows them love and care. One day Farmer Cate adds turkey poults to her farm. When one is injured she decides to see if Millie would be willing to care for a turkey baby as well. Will Millie love Turkey Baby as much as the other baby chicks or will Turkey Baby have to find a new family to love her?

Wellner writes from her own experiences on the farm and shares this story of love and what it truly means to be a family. I think it is one children will enjoy and they will be rooting for Turkey Baby to find a loving home.

TURKEY BABY AND THE HUNGRY HAWK
Millie’s Farm Family Book 2

By: Cathryn Wellner

Published: July 29, 2016

Publisher: Espoir Press

Fiction

The second in the Millie’s Farm Family series allows children to watch Turkey Baby grow up on the farm. Turkey Baby doesn’t feel like she fits in with Millie and her chicks and the other turkeys don’t seem to want her around either. Then one day a hungry hawk tries to attack the baby chicks and turkey baby. Turkey Baby finds she has more courage than she realizes to fight off the hawk.

In this book, children get to see Turkey Baby and how she is fitting in on the farm. Children will also see Farmer Cate taking care of the other animals. These stories offer children a view of farm life from the animal’s perspective and share a lesson on love, family, and protecting those we love.

TURKEY BABY FINDS HER MAGIC
Millie’s Farm Family Book 3

By: Cathryn Wellner

Published: November 20, 2016

Publisher: Espoir Press

Fiction

Turkey Baby has grown up on the farm but she wonders what life is like outside the farm boundaries. So, she decides to take a trip down the farm driveway and see where it leads. Her day ends up being full of adventure and she realizes life on the farm is pretty lovely just the way it is.

Children will root for Turkey Baby as she has to confront her fears and deal with strange animals during her trip down the driveway. This book teaches children about courage and kindness towards others.

This whole series is a truly wonderful. The pictures of Wellner’s farm animals help kids feel like they are part of the farm family as well. The animals show expressions of fear and love and children are able to see them grow through the pages of the book. These books are a real delight.

Cathryn Wellner – source

Cathryn Wellner is convinced when she says “never”, the universe thinks she’s making a wish. Farming was on her “never” list, but the years spent as a reluctant farmer were some of the richest story-filled of her life. That’s when she met Millie and Turkey Baby and other animal friends. You can follow her adventures on her website, HERE.

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