This picture book by Penny Matthews describes a year on an Australian farm from the viewpoint of a farm child. Each month of the year dictates the tasks that must be done on a small mixed farm. Fruit ripens and is picked, lambs are born, sheep are shorn, hay is harvested and baled. Summer is followed by autumn, winter and spring; brown paddocks become green again, and always farmers wait for rain. A Year on Our Farm shows the passage of the seasons through the eyes of the children for whom the farm with all its animals is home.
Andrew McLean’s exquisite watercolour paintings with their gentleness and wry humour complete a successful collaboration.
Written by Penny Matthews:; Illustrated by Andrew McLean
Paper Back 30 pages
Recommended for ages 3 - 5 years for reading to and for 6 - 8 years to read themselves