A Very, Very Noisy Tractor

A Very Very Noisy Tractor
Author: Mar Pavón
Illustrator: Nívola Uyá
Publisher: Cuento de Luz
Genre: Children
ISBN: 978-84-15619-65-9
Pages: 28
Price: $16.95

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A lady with an enormous beehive hairdo, thick eyeglasses, and a bright blue raincoat is chugging down the road on her tractor. As she passes the various people in the town, each calls out a warning that someone with her clothing or features shouldn’t drive tractors.

When she gets home and sits down to dinner with her family, her daughter announces she wants to drive a tractor just like her mom. But her mother has some wise words for her, reminding her exactly why she drives such a very noisy tractor.

A Very, Very Noisy Tractor is a whimsical story with a deep message. On the surface, it’s a simple story about an unusual woman driving a tractor. But this woman is unafraid to be unique, despite the silly things people tell her. In fact, she deliberately drowns their words out. In reading this book, kids will see that it’s okay to be themselves, and that they are allowed and even encouraged to tune out anyone who thinks differently. I highly recommend it.

Reviewer: Alice Berger