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Grandpa’s Farm – A Spring Day

New Frontier Publishing, 2009

RRP $24.95


Caroline Holland is an avid reader of children’s books, often fighting off her own children to be the first to read a new book in the house. She works in communication for UnitingCare’s Blue Care.


Matt is about eight years old and off to stay at his Grandpa’s farm for the spring holidays “where lambs are born and sheep are shorn”.

We explore the farm with Matt and share his excitement in all the animals during a typical day on an Australian wool farm.

Matt follows wool from sheep to shearing to baling and works alongside the colourful characters of the shearing shed.

All the expected farm friends are there: the sheep dogs, lambs, pigs and hens along with lovely farm traditions like bacon and egg breakfasts, cream morning teas, and of course, early to bed and early to rise.

The gentle rhyming of the verse and the soft watercolours used in the rural illustrations make this a lovely book to share with children about four to seven years old.

This is a great introduction to the rhythm of farm life and the comfort of spending time with grandparents.

My young children wanted this book read three times over on its first read – always a good sign!