NZ Writer and Illustrator
Sophie Siers, illustrated by Helen Kerridge
Allis Helps on the Farm
Millwood Heritage Productions, 2016 $19.99pb 32pp
ISBN 978 0 4733 6921 7
Themes: Allis-Chalmers Tractors (1938)/ Perseverance/ Rural life – New Zealand/ Series
Now that Allis the little tractor is restored to working order she is ready for anything – even the long pull up the steep hill with feed for the hungry cows. The illustrations are amazing and positively exude the feel and almost the smell of rural New Zealand. Clever use of a greeny yellow wash on the large images gives the viewer the impression of actually being in the scene. A great successor to the first book in the series Allis the Little Tractor winner of the Best First Book in the New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults 2016.
The six little boys I shared this with a couple of days ago can’t wait for the next Little Tractor adventure. Note: Little girls will love it too – it’s just in the situation I was in, the girls were out digging in the veggie garden...
Preschool up/ Age 4 up