Hey, Hey, Hay!

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It is a bright and sunny day on the farm, and a young girl tells the tale of something that is a big job on every farm — making the hay bales that will feed the animals through the coming winter. First, the girl’s mother pulls the mower with the tractor through the fields, leaving rows of cut grass. Next, they pull a tedder through the grass to spread it out to dry in the sun, before taking a break for switchel and cake. The hay must dry for several days before they rake it into high windrows. Then it’s time for the baler. All the hay is rolled into huge bales, which are stacked in the barn to stay dry until the hay is needed for winter feeding.

Author Christy Mihaly has written a charming story that will teach the youngest about this farm chore, and does it in perfect rhyme and meter. Illustrations by Joe Cepeda complete the story and support the lyrical text with lovely details showing this farm family taking care of business. Back matter adds greatly with a glossary of terms used and even a recipe for switchel. Little ones will love this.

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Author Christy Mihaly • Joe Cepeda, Illustrator
Star Count 5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 32 pages
Publisher Holiday House
Publish Date 2018-Aug-14
ISBN 9780823436668
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Issue October 2018
Category Children's
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