By: Lisl H. Detlefsen
Illustrated by: Renée Kurilla
Published: March 21, 2023
Publisher: Feeding Minds Press
A year on the farm needs all kinds of boots for everyone in the farm family. The calendar says spring is here which means it can be muddy on the farm or the farm can be full of puddles. Boots are worn for protection from dirt and mud as well as protection for our feet. Boots are also worn to keep us warm as the air turns colder and snow arrives.
There are boots for various jobs on the farm and boots for each of the seasons. With a brilliant rhyming scheme, kids will learn about various jobs on the farm and how everyone needs to pitch in. As we travel through the year, our feet tend to grow as well, so when spring arrives again, boots may need to be passed down to siblings with smaller feet. That is the quintessential life of the farm boots.
The illustrations are adorable and I loved that sheep and chickens are featured on the pages. There is even a page of kids showing their pigs at the fair just like my nieces and nephews did. For a realistic and fun look at life on the farm and maybe even a peek into the author’s own cranberry farm, check out FARM BOOTS!
Lisl H. Detlefsen is the author of a growing number of picture books. Her titles about agriculture include TIME FOR CRANBERRIES and RIGHT THIS VERY MINUTE. Lisl lives on a family-owned and operated cranberry marsh in central Wisconsin with her husband, two sons, two cats, and an ever-changing collection of farm boots for all seasons. Check out her website, HERE.
Renée Kurilla is the creator of THE FLOWER GARDEN and ONE SPRINGY, SINGY DAY, as well as the illustrator of RIGHT THIS VERY MINUTE. She has a BFA in illustration and a minor in graphic design from Lesley University College of Art and Design. She lives near Boston with her husband, daughter, and a fluffy cat who likes to put his paws in boots. Check out her website, HERE.
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