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Holly Dufek along with Octane Press introduce….Big Tractors with Casey & Friends by Holly Dufek.
This colorful, hardcover, and detailed tractor book shows how the biggest and most powerful tractors handle the demanding jobs of pulling and powering on the farm. Find out how Big Red and Sammy – the biggest tractors on the farm – use their powerful muscles to work in the field with the rest of the team. Learn about the science of farming and discover how advanced technology makes Big Red and Sammy special. Young tractor fans (ages 4-8) will love the use of real photos in this book that show iconic red CASE IH tractors and other farm equipment in action. A cast of cartoon characters explain how they work. Parents will appreciate all the added learning possibilities found in the sidebars, picture glossaries and fun farming facts.
Author, Holly Dufek, has spent nearly 15 years writing and editing educational curriculum for publishers such as Holt McDougal, National Geographic Education and Riverside Publishing. Holly has worked to develop content to enrich the National Common Core Standards for elementary through high school classrooms. Born in Lacrosse, Wisconsin, she attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison for her bachelor’s degree; double majoring in English and History. Her first classroom experience was substitute teaching while in graduate school at DePaul University for her Master s in Education. Holly did her practicum in U.S. History. Licensed to teach History and English through the 12th grade, Holly decided to turn her focus on curriculum development. A Year on the Farm is her first published children s book. Working with an amazing design team to bring agricultural education to life has been one of the most enriching experiences for her. Holly lives in Kenosha, Wisconsin with her husband, Matt, and their three children.
The “Casey and Friends” series brings children interested in farming and farm equipment and also gives an educational and entertaining look at how tractors, combines and tillage equipment operate together on the farm. Follow Casey the farmer, Tillus the worm, Big Red the tractor, and a whole cast of cartoon equipment characters who teach important life lessons gleaned from the farm, like thinking ahead and working as a team in all the books in the series below.
Four “Casey & Friends” books release in 2015:
A Year on the Farm with Casey & Friends (January)
Big Tractors with Casey & Friends (April)
Combines with Casey & Friends (June)
Planters & Cultivators with Casey & Friends (September)
Big Tractors can be purchased at Amazon, Barnes and Nobles or anywhere books are sold or enter below to win your very own copy of Big Tractors and a CASE IH Magnum 370 CVT Tractor Toy.