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I Love Tractors!

Written by Davina Bell

Illustrated by Jenny Lovlie

Early Years Key Stage 1 Family / Home Stories Funny

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Brilliant rhyming picture book about a boy’s passion for tractors and books

With charming illustrations by Jenny Lovlie, and a perfectly-pitched story-in-rhyme by award-winning Davina Bell, I Love Tractors is a wonderful ode to the joys of finding your thing through books. It will surely strike a special chord with toddlers who know exactly what they’re interested in, and with long-suffering parents who think they’ve heard everything there is to hear about their child’s favourite subject.


When Frankie McGee visits the library, his mum despairs when he wants to borrow yet another book about tractors: “There are more than a squillion good books here to try. Why is it always those tractors, Frank, why?!” In response, Frankie enthusiastically proceeds to explain exactly why it’s always tractors.


The rhyming text is a work of elegance - the words slip smoothly from the tongue, making it a delight to read aloud, and an enthralling listening experience for little ones, whether you’re reading it as a pre-bedtime treat, or in a classroom context. Oh, and special mention must go to lovely librarian, Miss Squid, who promises to be on hand when Frankie fancies reading about another topic - “When you want something different, just come and find me. A boy who likes books is a nice thing to see.” We’re with you on that, Miss Squid!

Joanne Owen

I Love Tractors! Synopsis

When Frankie McGee insists on borrowing yet another book about tractors, his mum crumbles. She begs him to read a book about something else - cars, planes, cranes, trains - anything! Frankie launches into all of the various, glorious factors that make up the love that he has for all tractors - but will he be able to bring his mum around? 

With irresistible rhyming text by award-winning author Davina Bell and unforgettable illustrations by Jenny Lovlie, Illustrator of award-winning The Girls, this story is sure to charm and amuse the whole family.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781839130786
Publication date: 6th May 2021
Author: Davina Bell
Illustrator: Jenny Lovlie
Publisher: Andersen Press
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 32 pages
Year Groups: Early Years, Key Stage 1
Topics: Family / Home Stories, Funny, Transport

About Davina Bell

Davina Bell is a writer from Western Australia. She is the author of the award-winning picture book The Underwater Fancy-dress Parade (illustrated by Allison Colpoys), which won the 2016 Australian Book Industry Award for Best Children's Book from a Small Publisher, as well as the Alice books in the best-selling Our Australian Girl series. For six years she was a Senior Editor at Penguin Books in the Young Readers Division, where she worked with some of our country's most beloved children's book creators. Davina lives and works in Melbourne, where she still dreams about the Western Australian beaches while drinking a ...

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