A vividly illustrated, satisfying tale of a family stranded in a flood - and a reliable old tractor coming to the rescue.
When the rain comes that season, it doesn't let up, filling the river until it overflows, swirling and rushing and gushing. Down by the river, a car gets stuck, and the family inside shouts for help. As they climb to the roof, a series of vehicles - a speedy jeep, a strong tow truck, even a noisy fire engine - rush one by one to the scene. But each gets more stuck than the last. Is it possible that Farmer John's ancient tractor, rusty as it is, could still be up for the job?
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Sally Sutton is the author of picture books Roadworks and Demolition, both illustrated by Brian Lovelock, and Farmer John's Tractor, illustrated by Robyn Belton. Sally lives in Auckland, New Zealand, with her husband and two daughters. Find her online at sallysutton.co.nz.
Brian Lovelock has painted all his life. A versatile artist, he particularly enjoys d
Robyn Belton is one of New Zealand's best-known and most accomplished illustrators of children's books. She grew up on a farm near Wanganui and studied art at the Canterbury School of Fine Arts. In 2006 she won the prestigious children's literature award, the Margaret Mahy Medal. She currently lives in Dunedin.More about Robyn Belton