|Tractor Mac teamwork (Tractor Mac)|
Author: Steers, Billy
When building a community swimming pond, Tractor Mac and his friends on the farm discover that teamwork makes all the difference.
|Accelerated Reader Information:|
Interest Level: LG
Reading Level: 3.00
Points: .5 Quiz: 508097
School Library Journal (05/01/16)
Full Text Reviews:
School Library Journal - 05/01/2016 PreS-Gr 1—An entry in this character education series on teamwork. In this story, farmer Bill has volunteered to make a community swimming pond, and all of his friends must pitch in to work on this project. Vignettes and spreads fill each page as each member has a special job to do. Problems arise when Deke the tractor feels "I'm the best at building everything!" and decides to take over and complete everyone's tasks. Instead of helping his friends, he criticizes them. Soon, all of the team has stopped working and Deke is left to complete the project. Disaster ensues as Deke hits a water shoot and gets trapped in a mud pit. The team must come together and rescue their friend. Endpages offer a diagram of the different parts of a tractor and steam shovel. Drawings are in muted hues, giving the story a retro feel. - Copyright 2016 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.