Sunday, September 28, 2014

Fun Fall Reading For Kids - The Scarecrow's Wedding


From the superstar team of Donaldson and Scheffler, a barnyard wedding for the ages!

"Betty O'Barley and Harry O'Hay
Were scarecrows. (They scared lots of crows every day.)
Harry loved Betty, and Betty loved Harry,
So Harry said, 'Betty, my beauty, let's marry!
Let's have a wedding, the best wedding yet,
A wedding that no one will ever forget.'"

And so begin the plans for the best wedding the barnyard has ever seen! The scarecrow couple sets off for a hunt round the farm for everything they need for the festivities -- a big white dress, rings, wedding bells (or, at least, cow bells)... But when Harry's search for flowers takes him far, far away, villainous scarecrow rival Reginald Rake sees his chance to ruin this beautiful day... Hurry back, Harry!

A rollicking read-aloud adventure from the beloved team behind Stick Man, Superworm, and Room om the Broom.

About the Authors or Illustrators

Julia Donaldson is the bestselling author of The Fish Who Cried Wolf, The Room on the Broom, the Gruffalo, and more.

The 411 by Maria and Goddess:

We have been fans of Julia and Axel since The Room on A Broom! This team creates books that are not only fun to read but fun on the eyes.

Betty and Harry are planning their wedding. They make a list of things they need and receive help from many friends such as bees, cows, toads crabs, geese and even a spider and going to help stitch the wedding dress.  While Harry heads out to get water for the flowers the farmer creates another scarecrow to take his place. Betty is worried about her Harry and the new scarecrow Reginald tries to impress her with his fast driving and dancing. Betty is disinterested. Where is Harry? Fortunately Harry does return saving his future bride and everyone lives happily ever after.

What we love most:

The art work is colorful and fun.
Betty tells Reginald that smoking is bad for him when he lights a cigar.
The sweet story of love that is unwavered by a flashy new savvy scarecrow who has nothing nice to say.
A positive message about helping, loyalty and how one should never smoke!

Why kids will like it:
All the details of the animals. Each piece of artwork has animals hopping, flying, smiling or playing. There is so much to point to and look at.

Disclaimer: We received a complimentary copy for our honest opinion. No monetary compensation was offered.

1 comment:

  1. This book sounds really cute and something a couple of my grandchildren would love reading. dwelchert at yahoo dot com


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