A charmer of a book…
Grote’s latest picture book, a gorgeous anthology of poems, is a delightful reminder of the enchantment and joys of childhood and rural living. Written from a young child’s perspective, the poems in the collection are both sweet and charming. The lush, child-friendly prose beautifully evokes the spirit of childhood, the outdoors, and a rural lifestyle (“the ice truck once came every day/ With blocks of ice stacked high/ And every day my mom put out/ Which size she’d like to buy”), and the timeless message—that profound magic exists in everyday moments—is told in simple words. Marcia Wheelan Coles’ dynamic, vivid illustrations portray stunning landscape details; kids will have fun poring over vivid imagery depicting activities related to farming and rustic living. Packed with rich, lush descriptions and perfectly rhymed poems, the collection effortlessly captures the essence of living in the countryside. Refreshing, beautiful, meaningful, and imaginative; a must-have.
A Farmer I’ll Be
and more poems for the young and young-at-heart
Margaret Grote (Author), Marcia Wheelan Coles (Illustrator)