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For years, there has been a huge, noisy tractor chugging around my village. Normally a man with a hat drives it, although from time to time I've seen a very elegant woman at the wheel. But one day, something happened that really caught my eye: they were traveling together on the tractor! She was driving and he was clutching a large basket. And I asked myself: were they heading out into the fields to do some harvesting, or were they just driving to the supermarket to get their groceries for the week?
So that got me thinking, and the fact is there was plenty of material there to tell an interesting story: the inspiration was as powerful as the noise of that old tractor that keeps on chugging through the streets of my village!
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"Author Mar Pavón's comically entertaining story provides serious inspiration to dream big (and loudly!) and listen to your own inner compass rather than the absurd chatter too many others are too willing to blather. ArtistáNÝvola Uyß's outrageously energetic illustrations can hardly keep our boot-kickin' hero on the page as she thunderously tractors on home to the great loves of her life: "... everyone knows, you don't hear the sounds of love with your ears, but with your heart." That's a simple truth we can all believe in!" BookDragon, Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center
"It's hard not to be totally charmed by A VERY, VERY NOISY TRACTOR. It's cute, filled with positivity, and is curiously inspirational..... kids will love the humor and the appealing characters. Adults will enjoy the dream-affirming message inside, and the illustrations are absolutely irresistible.....just-right for 3- to 7-year-olds who love a good read-aloud." Bookworm Sez syndicated column
A Very, Very Noisy Tractor / Mar Pavón / Cuento de Luz
Price: $16.95 / ISBN: 978-8415619659 / Published: September, 2013
Ages 5-7 / Hardcover Picture Book
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