Special Feature for Educators: Holiday House created a Lesson Plan with lots of great ideas for teaching with Hey, Hey, HAY! It includes Common Core references, and suggestions for teaching about vocabulary words, homophones and onomatopoeia.
"Even urban readers will cheer" (Kirkus Reviews). Read the whole review here.
"This nostalgic, rhyming ode to baling hay is narrated by a girl whose broad grin makes clear her love for farm life." Read more at Publisher's Weekly.
Available at your favorite bookstores or online booksellers ... or, order online at BEAR POND BOOKS for a discount and personalized author autograph (details below).
HEY, HEY, HAY! A TALE OF BALES AND THE MACHINES THAT MAKE THEM
By Christy Mihaly, Illustrated by Joe Cepeda
Mower blades slice through the grass.
A new row falls with every pass.
Next, we run the tedder through
to fluff the grass and dry the dew.
This rollicking book tells the story of a farm girl and her mother sharing in the haymaking chores. Mom drives the tractor, pulling the mower to mow the tall grass, the tedder to aerate the cut grass, and then the baler to roll the grass into bales. It's an exuberant celebration of farming, the seasons, and the mother-child relationship, beautifully illustrated by Joe Cepeda. A glossary and a recipe for making switchel, the traditional haymaker's drink, are included.
Online order for personalized HEY, HEY, HAY!
You'll receive a 10 percent discount and I'll sign your book if you order online through my local bookstore, Bear Pond Books, in Montpelier, VT (shipping is an extra fee). Please specify if you want a personalized message. I’ll pop by the store to sign your book and Bear Pond Books will send it on to you. With my thanks!
Go to the Bear Pond Books website. The page for Hey, Hey, HAY is here.
1. Click on "Add to Cart."
2. Click on "Check Out."
3. Complete the customer information and your delivery information.
4. Scroll all the way to the bottom of the page to specify any personalize message for the author note/signature in your book.
Your book will be shipped to you as soon as it's available (and personalized) with your gifts and the author's appreciation. If you have any questions, please call the store -- they will be happy to help with your online order. (802) 229-0774.
And, many thanks!