"More than the sum of its parts, this gentle rhyme hums the cadence of a rural family's day on the farm."
"The title suggests a very specific book geared toward the vehicle-obsessed reader, but adding dimension to the story is the woven tapestry of farm activity as Mother and the new baby feed the pigs and spread a picnic lunch for the family. Or as the dog stands on his hind legs reaching up toward the muzzle of the mule and yanks the tail of a bewildered cow."
"This beautiful and stirring celebration has jubilantly detailed illustrations depicting a bucolic farm life that is lingering---and perhaps fading---from our landscape."
"Muted watercolor illustrations on double-page spreads feature cozy scenes in which everyone (and everything) appears happy to be working. The simple rhyming text, with four lines per page and two to three words per line, is easy enough for beginning readers and can be dramatized for a lively read-aloud. Life on the farm never looked so good."
"Spring has arrived, and it’s time to till the field…Double-page watercolor illustrations reflect the lilting rhythm of the narrative. Daddy and his girl occupy the forefront, but Mama and baby are seen in the background as they do their own chores, hanging the wash, feeding the pigs, taking lunch to the field. The mother’s dress and kerchief are sweetly reminiscent of an earlier time. The antics of a trio of crows and a frisky dog add humor, and children will find additional pictorial stories on every page. With so much to capture their attentionboth auditory and visualyoungsters will delight in this fresh seasonal story. A great choice for reading aloud or sharing one-on-one."
School Library Journal