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A joyful rhyming story about a girl and her mother and the machines they use on their family farm to make hay. Mower blades slice through the grass./A new row falls with every pass./Next we spread the grass to dry./The tedder makes those grasses fly A girl tells the tale of making hay as Mom uses a mower for mowing grass, then a tedder for aerating the grass, and eventually a baler. Told in rhyme and illustrated with fabulous art by JOE CEPEDA, each part of the process is a celebration of summer, farming, and the mother-daughter relationship. Back matter includes a glossary.
About the Author
CHRISTY MIHALY writes articles, stories, essays, and poems for children. Her juvenile nonfiction books have been published by Focus, Rosen, and National Geographic Kids. JOE CEPEDA, recipient of a Pura Belpré honor, has illustrated many books for young people including ¡Vámonos! Let's Go! by RENE COLATO LAINEZ and Swing Sisters: The Story of the International Sweethearts of Rhythm by KAREN DEANS. He both wrote and illustrated the I Like to Read(R) title Up.