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Farmer John's Tractor

By Sally Sutton
Illustrated by Robyn Belton

A new board book format for this rollicking rhyming adventure.

Farmer John’s rusty old tractor lies locked in the shed. Rusty yet trusty and orangey-red. When the rain comes and the river rises, will Farmer John’s tractor be able to save the day?

  • Fantastic rhyming text by award-winning Sally Sutton and beautiful watercolour illustrations by Robyn Belton make this a story to read again and again.
  • Storylines Notable Picture Book, 2013
  • “A wonderful book that children will really engage with.” Bookseller+Publisher

About the author

Sally Sutton is one of Walker Books Australia's bestselling picture book authors. Her first picture book for Walker Books Australia, Roadworks, won the Picture Book category of the 2009 New Zealand Post Children’s Book Awards and was followed by Demolition and Construction to complete the series. Her books have also reached an international audience and have sold into the UK, US, Korea and The Netherlands. She lives in Auckland, New Zealand, with her husband and two daughters.

About the illustrator

Robyn Belton is one of New Zealand’s best known and most celebrated children’s book illustrators. Her first book with Joy Cowley, Greedy Cat (1983), established her in New Zealand and the United States and their second collaboration, The Duck in the Gun (1985), won her the Russell Clark Award in 1985. The book quickly established an international following and its powerful anti-war message saw the book translated into Japanese and chosen as one of the 10 Children’s Books selected for the Hiroshima Peace Museum. Robyn’s 1997 book with Jennifer Beck, The Bantam and the Soldier, won both the Picture Book Category of the New Zealand Post Children’s Book Awards, and the Book of the Year. In addition to her work as a professional illustrator, Belton has taught and run workshops throughout New Zealand for both children and adults. She has participated in the Book Council’s Writers in Schools programme as well as teaching at Polytechnics in Nelson and Dunedin. In addition to workshops, Belton has spoken and published widely on the subject of illustration, and has had her work exhibited in New Zealand, Italy and Japan. Robyn Belton was the 2006 winner of the prestigious award for children's literature, the Margaret Mahy Medal.

ISBN: 9781922179203
Imprint: Walker Books Australia
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Board Book
Release Date: July 1, 2016
Dimensions: 170 x 150mm, 24pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $14.99
New Zealand RRP: $16.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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