Hey, Hey, Hay! A Tale of Bales and the Machines That Make Them
Hey, Hey, Hay! A Tale of Bales and the Machines That Make Them

Hey, Hey, Hay! A Tale of Bales and the Machines That Make Them

Written by Christy Mihaly & illustrated by Joe Cepeda
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Aug 14, 2018
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Every bale of hay has a little bit of summer sun stored in the heart of it— learn from a mother-daughter team how hay is made! Feeding her horses one cold and wintry day, a girl thinks about all the hard work that went into the fresh-smelling bales she’s using. The rhyming text and brilliant full-page paintings follow the girl and her mother through the summer as they cut, spread, dry and bale in the fields. Mower blades slice through the grass./A new row falls with every pass./Next we spread the grass to dry./The tedder makes those grasses fly! This celebration of summer, farming, and family, illustrated by Pura Belpré honor artist Joe Cepeda, includes a glossary of haymaking words, and a recipe for making your own switchel— a traditional farm drink, to cool you down in the summer heat. A Bank Street Best Children’s Book of the Year

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    August 14, 2018
    Holiday House
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    The artwork was created with oils over acrylics on illustration board.
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    4 - 8 years
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