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Monday, January 20, 2014

BBR- Milk Comes from A Cow?

The latest installment of my Book Barn Reviews comes from the folks at Kansas Farm Bureau.  They have a great set of books that teach kids about agriculture written by their former CEO Dan Yunk.

The first book in the series is called Milk Comes from a Cow?
  In this book the readers are introduced to Kailey who lives in the city, but comes to visit Grandma and Grandpa on the farm.  Kailey tells Grandma that she is out of milk and they need to go to the grocery store, because that is where milk comes from.  Grandma is quick to teach Kailey the truth about where milk comes from.

Grandma takes Kailey to Farmer George's farm where she gets to see real black and white milk cows called Holsteins.  She learns how much they eat and drink and how farmers get the milk from the cow to the grocery store.

Yunk even answers the age old question, "Does chocolate milk come from brown cows?"

I love the real pictures of dairy cows in bright vivid colors.  My boys love the accurate information that they can read about farms different than ours.

These books can be ordered on the KFB website.  The staff at Kansas Farm Bureau has worked hard to have great resources to go along with the books.  There are free lesson plans for teachers and parents as well as videos and fact sheets on the above web page.

Just a few weeks ago I found that they released a new app for tablets and phones called Milk comes from a Cow.  Search Kansas Farm Bureau and you should find it.

Other books in the Farm Bureau Series include:
  • The Soil Neighborhood
  •  Farmers and Ranchers Care about their Animals
  • Celebrate Wheat!
  • Growing Up Strong
What is your favorite kids book about farming?  Is it on my Book Barn List of ag books?

-A Kansas Farm Mom