Illustrated by Jake Tebbit, this second book in the Farmer John series contains seventeen humorous farm stories for five to eight year olds and upward.
In this collection David Evans takes his reader on another jaunt to Thistledown Farm where the irrepressible Farmer John is cracking on with the daily chores of farming life. John is as likeably down to earth and inept as ever. He always has a new ploy up his sleeve and readers will chuckle as his best laid plans go oft agley- but always come right in the end. These stories have a sheer good natured warmth with moments of slapstick humour and delightful silliness. A fun easy going literary spree for readers of all ages. Those who already know Farmer John will welcome a revisit to Thistledown Farm and new readers will no doubt find much to enjoy.
The stories: Farmer John's Bloomers, Farmer John's Butter Mountain, Farmer John's Wish, Farmer John's Purchase, Farmer John's Deal, Farmer John's Sausage, Farmer John's Olympics, Farmer John's Truth Tonic, Farmer John's Overalls, Farmer John's Rhubarb Racket, Farmer John's Mating Season, Farmer John's Ostrich Farm, Farmer John's Bull, Farmer John's Diet, Farmer John's Lazy Day, Farmer John's Great Eggs-capade, Farmer John's Time Machine.
If you enjoy this book try Thistledown Farm: Farmer John’s Boots and other stories.
Paperback: 158 pages / Publisher: New Generation Publishing (16 Nov 2011) / ISBN-10: 1908775149 / ISBN-13: 978-1908775146. Buy from Amazon.
The first in the Farmer John series: seventeen humorous farm stories for five to eight year olds up: written by David Charles Evans, delightfully illustrated by Jake Tebbit.
Farmer John Stubblefield is always doing something wacky or wrong…
He loses his boots and calls in the police to look for them. He gets into trouble when Myrtle his muck-spreader misbehaves and covers everybody with dung. He wears his wellingtons to Buckingham Palace to collect a knighthood but worst of all makes the Queen muck out his pigs when she comes to visit!
Farmer John could not survive without Wendy his wife. Wendy suffers Farmer John's mad ideas and odd behaviour with good humour, but sometimes she loses her temper with him. But it never lasts for long. Wendy realizes that she can't change Farmer John and she doesn't really want to. She knows that life on Thistledown Farm would be very dull if she did!
The stories: Farmer John’s Boots, Farmer John’s Valentine, Farmer John’s Mucky Day, Farmer John’s Golden Jubilee, Farmer John’s Royal Visit, Farmer John’s March, Farmer John’s Circus, Farmer John’s London Visit, Farmer John’s Paying Guests, Farmer John’s Beauty contest, Farmer John’s Wedding, Farmer John’s Comeuppance, Farmer John’s Robot, Farmer John’s Pigs’ Breakfast, Farmer John’s Book, Farmer John’s Ghost, Farmer John’s Secret.
Paperback: 160 pages / Publisher: Pen Press (30 Jan 2010) / ISBN-10: 1907172319 / ISBN-13: 978-1907172311. Buy from Amazon.