Thursday, May 7, 2015

Big Tractors with Casey & Friends - #casey&friends Review and Giveaway

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There’s a new series for kids obsessed with tractors. “Casey & Friends” books offer a glimpse into farm life and the machines of modern agriculture.

Young tractor fans (ages 4-8) love the use of real photos that show iconic red CASE IH tractors and other farm equipment in action. A cast of cartoon characters explain how they work. Parents appreciate all the added learning possibilities found in the sidebars, picture glossaries and fun farming facts.

The author is seasoned educator and national curriculum writer Holly Dufek. She joins Pixar “Cars” artist Paul Nunn to help kids make the connection with the farm equipment they see in the countryside and the food on their table.

Four “Casey &Friends” books release in 2015:
A Year on the Farm with Casey & Friends (January)
Big Tractors with Casey & Friends (April)
Combines with Casey & Friends (June)
Planters & Cultivators with Casey & Friends (September)
Of the four books, I was able to review Big Tractors with Casey & Friends, the most recently released in the series.  Big Tractors with Casey & Friends shows how the biggest, most powerful tractors handle the demanding jobs of pulling and powering on the farm. Find out how Big Red and Sammy – the biggest tractors on the farm – use their powerful muscles to work in the field with the rest of the team. Learn about the science of farming and discover how advanced technology makes Big Red and Sammy special.
I live in the Midwest, known for its farming communities.  Tractors are commonplace and I know several young children who are enthralled with them.  CASE farm machinery can be seen in the fields, working all hours of the day and night. 
 
Big Tractors with Casey & Friends is an entertaining and informational book for children, with Case tractors as the main focus.  A characterized gal named Casey and a worm named Tillus take readers on a journey of learning about tractors and their parts, timeline of tractors, the wonder of wheels and duals, and so much more.  A glossary of words and a page of fun facts are included in the back of the book.  Big Tractors with Casey & Friends combines real farm machinery with illustrated characters, footnotes, facts, and other interesting information to enlighten children on what goes into the makings and workings of CASE farm equipment.

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One person will win Big Tractors with Casey & Friends hardcover book and a CASE IH Magnum 370 CVT Tractor Toy.

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33 comments:

Dawn Monroe said...

I see several tractors when we are driving to visit our daughter and grand son.

Janet W. said...

We have more tractors and equipment in the northern part of our county, so it isn't too far from us.

Jennifer Cervantes said...

No, we do not see any farms around us we just have wineries so no tractors.

Jackie said...

I don't think I've ever seen or heard of Case.

kathy dalton said...

Ive seen alot of Case trtors in florida

Renee said...

I don't recall seeing Case tractors, but I do see tractors quite often because there is a family farm right behind my neighborhood. In the fall they use their tractors to pull the kids on hayrides.

VickeC said...

oh yes down south here in Tenn.it is very well known and used

Romeo said...

I come from a grandmother of whom was raised on a farm. The giveaway here is the perfect item for that of the youngest great grandchild. If I win this prize it would be that of an amazement beyond words. Though the answer is No, we do have areas where there's horses that are for children with special needs.

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Kristen said...

Not right in my neighborhood, but we do see them nearby.

bison61 said...

yes we have a manufacturing facility in town that produces Case IH Steiger series 4 wheel drive tractors, wheel loaders and bidirectional equipment.

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jakiesmom said...

Never seen one

Pam said...

We see tractors in the rural areas near us, but mostly greeen John Deere tractors, not the nice red Case vehicles.

Jessica B. said...

We have lots of farms around our area, my son loves tractors!

Colleen Maurina said...

We still have farms in our area so we do see lots of these tractors and farm equipment.

Shelly Leatham said...

We have seen Case tractors!!

Darlene said...

We do have a lot of case tractors around here.

Sue Hull said...

I see tractors everytime I go run errands. Ive loved tractors since I was a kid. I always thought it would be so much fun to ride on one. Thank you for the chance :)

Xty C said...

No, it is not regularly seen in my area

James Robert said...

Yes, I have seen these around my area

Haydensmommy05 said...

It's definitely seen around us! We are in a farming area!! Trisha Burgess

Michele P. said...

I live in a small town, and don't see tractors on a regular basis unless I drive to the outskirts or surrounding towns where there are farms. I am not sure of the brand they use however.

Nancy said...

We sometimes see CASE farm equipment in our area.

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June Lisle said...

I hardly ever see farm equipment and i am unsure of the brands.

lorirc said...

yes i have seen this before , I live in the middle of a HUGE cornfield!

Derrick Todd said...

I don't think I've noticed CASE before. We do see a lot of farming equipment -- I just don't think I've paid attention to the brand.

terry maigi said...

We live in a city and I have never heard of Case farming equipment. It would be fun to learn more about it!

Ken Ohl said...

don't see any farming equipment where we live at all. thankyou, ken pohl19@comcast.net

LauraJJ said...

Yes, we see it all the time! He just loves watching the tractors work on their fields!

penni said...

CASE farm equipment is certainly not regularly seen anywhere near where I live - there's no farming being done here in L.A.!

Di said...

not that I've noticed, but I'll have to keep an eye out for them!

Jennifer T. said...

I haven't seen any CASE equipment nearby but I don't live near a lot of farmland.

Laurie Murley said...

case tractors are used in our area, but their is other tractor also used


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lilyk said...

Case farm equipment is not regularly seen in the area where I live.