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Picture books with women driving tractors?

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Takver Thu 27-Sep-12 09:20:31

Needed for a friend's ds . . .

I suggested Apple Tree farm, but apparantly in the one they have (The Snowy Day) Mrs Boot doesn't drive the tractor at all - the farm worker gets it stuck and then a male neighbour pulls it out with his horse, so fail all ways round.

Takver Thu 27-Sep-12 11:36:37


NellyJob Thu 27-Sep-12 11:41:24

I suppose you might find some published in Moscow or Warsaw in about 1970.

Takver Thu 27-Sep-12 11:52:25


Not quite sure why that would be the case - I know plenty of women in RL (inc me) who drive a tractor, any reason why books shouldn't reflect that? This is 2012, not 1952!

Friend is a single mum living on a farm, her ds is v.small & would like some books that reflect his reality, don't see what is so odd about that.

NellyJob Thu 27-Sep-12 12:05:38

I didn't say that a woman driving a tractor was odd.
What is odd is that it is rarely portrayed in kids
books - I challenge you to find one...

NellyJob Thu 27-Sep-12 12:06:30

Don't ask me what the reason is, ask the book publishers.

CaseyShraeger Thu 27-Sep-12 12:09:24

Little Red Riding Hood - A Newfangled Prairie Tale by Lisa Campbell Ernst - in this version Grandma drives a tractor.

Takver Thu 27-Sep-12 12:12:46

Hmm, maybe there's a market opportunity, NellyJob . . .

Will check that one out, Casey, thanks.

Takver Thu 27-Sep-12 12:14:23

Come to that a picture book writer that realised that there was not a cats chance in hell of a horse pulling out a stuck Fergie would be good too . . . if a 2.5 year old can figure out how silly it is, surely it isn't rocket science!

CaseyShraeger Thu 27-Sep-12 12:14:55

In Grandpa, Grandma and the Tractor both Grandpa and Grandma are pictured driving the tractor at different points in the story.

ThereGoesTheYear Thu 27-Sep-12 12:17:13

How about the Katie Morag books - one of her grannies is my hero, she's brilliant and drives a tractor.

ThereGoesTheYear Thu 27-Sep-12 12:19:46

Katie Morag

jkklpu Thu 27-Sep-12 12:20:26

the Katie Morag stories - Grannie Island drives a tractor

OhBuggerandArse Thu 27-Sep-12 12:20:40

There's a Heggerty Haggerty book where she drives a tractor, too.

Takver Thu 27-Sep-12 12:22:28

Of course - Katie Morag is a great idea. Will have a look for one featuring granny & the tractor.

CaseyShraeger Thu 27-Sep-12 12:22:58

Oh, and of course in the Katie Morag books Grannie Island (hmm, is there something about grandmothers and tractors?) drives a tractor - but I couldn't tell you offhand which titles in the series include pictures of her doing it.

Unlurked Thu 27-Sep-12 12:23:14

It's not a story book but You Choose by nick sharratt has a woman driving a tractor as one of the jobs you can choose.

CaseyShraeger Thu 27-Sep-12 12:24:00

Cross-posted on Katie Morag. That'll teach me to pay attention to my children when I should be Mumsnetting... grin

Takver Thu 27-Sep-12 12:36:48

Loads of books! Many thanks all. I don't know You Choose but remember it being referred to on here as good, maybe that would be a nice one to look for as well.

Unlurked Thu 27-Sep-12 13:31:56

You choose is lovely, it's a picture book with lots of things for you to choose, clothes, pet, job, house. Our copy is so well loved we really need a new one now!

Macarooned Thu 27-Sep-12 13:39:09

Oh I've got one, here :
Unfortunately it's a very badly driven tractor hmm

TheDeathAndGories Wed 31-Oct-12 13:16:09

Meg (mog and owl) drives a tractor

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