Is your little one obsessed with tractors? When Peyton was little, whenever we would drive past a farm she would try to find the farmer on his tractor. She loved watching him work the land. In Tractor Saves the Day we meet Dog, the farmer, and his tractor. Together they work the land.
We start the story with Dog getting ready for the day. He leaves his house and heads out to the barn to get the tractor ready. He drove the tractor to his first job of the day, feeding the cows. We watch as Dog attaches the bale fork to the tractor and puts fresh hay out for the cows. Peyton thought it was pretty neat the tractor had attachments. After the cows were fed, Dog went on to his second job of the day.
It was time for Dog and the tractor to plow the field. So, Dog took off the bale fork and attached the plow to his tractor. For the rest of the morning, Dog drove his tractor up and down the muddy field. When he was down plowing the field, Dog thought it would be a good time for a break. The tractor’s engine needed to cool own and Dog needed a little lunch.
After lunch, Dog heads over to see how the wheat harvest is going. This time he hooks the baler up to his tracker and starts to bale the harvested wheat. When all the wheat is baled, Dog and the tractor start to head home. But along the way, Dog comes across a fallen tree. The tree is laying across the road, blocking the cows from returning to the farm. Oh no! But Dog has a plan.
Dog hooks a rope up the to tractor and ties it around the tree. Then he starts the engine and begins to pull the fallen tree out of the road. In a few minutes, the road is clear and the cows are heading back to the barn. Dog is heading home.
Who knew a tractor could do so much? With all various attachments, Dog was able to do several jobs today. At the end of the stoy, there’s a page with a detailed drawing of the tractor with all the features labeled. A great way for children to learn about the different parts of a tractor.
Tractor Saves the Day is available online or at your local bookstore.