Guaranteed toddler grins! I saw this title and description floating around somewhere - probably on an earlier Kane Miller press release and have been longing for this book ever since.
It does not disappoint. One morning, while the farmer sleeps, Sheep climbs onto his tractor. Sheep knows just what sound the tractor makes when it starts - and one by one the other animals add their sounds to make the tractor go, until the pages open out into a giant spread of animal-tractor noises!
Jez Alborough's illustrations are beautifully textured and thoroughly humorous. He perfectly captures the animals' expressions as they pretend with the tractor in a way any small child will understand.
The growing cacophony of animal sounds will delight small listeners and encourage them to join in with their own animal - or tractor - sounds.
Verdict: Perfect for toddler storytimes and many, many hilarious read-alouds. A must for your storytime section and picture book shelves!
ISBN: 978-1935279662; Published September 2010 by Kane Miller; Review copy provided by the publisher through Raab Associates