Wednesday, August 5, 2015

It's Scarecrow Season

It's summer time and do you know what that means?  Gardens are in full bloom waiting for the veggies to ripen, and trying to scare off all those birds so they don't eat our homegrown produce!  That only leaves one thing...the friendly garden scarecrow.  Even if you don't have a garden and a scarecrow of your own, check out some of these picture books and enter a world from the scarecrow's point of view!

Otis and the Scarecrow by Loren Long
When the farmer places a scarecrow in the cornfield, Otis the tractor and the farm animals try to make friends, but the scarecrow remains silent with a sour look on his face throughout the summer and fall.

Scarecrow's Wedding by Julia Donaldson
Told in rhyming text, Betty O'Barley and Harry O'Hay, two lovable scarecrows, plan their wedding, enlisting the help of the animals around the farm.

The Lonely Scarecrow by Tim Preston
A lonely scarecrow with a scary face has trouble making friends with the animals who surround him, until a heavy snowfall transforms him into a jolly snowman.

The Scarecrow's Dance by Jane Yolen
A scarecrow happily dances away from his post one windy night, until a child's prayer teaches him how important he is to the farm.

Will You Be My Friend? by Bernadette Watts
When Little Jack Rabbit and his family visit the cabbage patch, his aunts and uncles tell him to stay away from the scarecrow.  But Jack thinks the scarecrow has kind eyes.  And when winter moves in, the scarecrow proves to be a good friend to all animals.

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