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Tractor Mac is used to driving across the fields-after all, what good are wheels if you can't use them? So he's disappointed when Farmer Bill parks him to run a saw mill and he sees that all of the other animals and machines around him are very busy with their chores on the farm. But when Farmer Bill finally unhooks him from the sawmill, Tractor Mac turns to see what work ...more
Paperback, 24 pages
Published September 6th 2016 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) (first published January 1st 2005)
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Kristi Betts
May 10, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Tractor Mac, always buzzing around the farm, finds himself sitting still as he runs the sawmill for Farmer Bill. Mac is upset because everyone is moving about the farm while he sits idle. After weeks of sitting a large crowd arrives on the farm to help raise a new barn with Farmer Bill. Mac soon realizes he has been helping to build the new barn.

The Tractor Mac series of books is filled with colorful, fun illustrations of anthropomorphized farm equipment. The front and back cover of
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Kris Dersch
May 07, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: kidslit, picture-book
Feels too long and clunky for the target audience.
Heather Jo
Oct 15, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: meggie-list
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Barbara
Tractor Mac loves all the work he does out in the field for Farmer Bill. But one day, Farmer Bill decides that it's time for a larger space for all his machinery and equipment, and poor old Mac has to sit quietly while everyone else is working hard around him. As it turns out, the tractor has been a very important part of preparing the lumber that is used in that big new barn. Tractor Mac even gets to help raise the walls when all the wooden pieces are joined. Youngsters who live on farms will b ...more
Lynn
May 10, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
For grades pre-school-2. The strong point for the series is the colorful and expressive illustrations. I think that the tractor will be appealing to youngsters, and his eyes convey his emotions they can relate to.
Julia Jasztal
Jan 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: signed
(Mommy's review from 2/5/11)


Another winner! Can't wait to get the rest of Steers' books for Julia! This is a really good one, probably one of my favorites out of the books we've read by Steers so far. I always enjoy reading them as much as Julia likes hearing them!
PWRL
May 10, 2013 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2013-new
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Amber
Nov 18, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Both of my kids have really enjoyed this series. While the writing isn't necessarily as good as the overall concept, these books are unique and have cute characters.
Amanda
Jul 11, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 3-4-yr-old, patrick
This one is a very cute one in the series about being useful in ways we don't always know we can be.
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In April 1999, I introduced the first children’s book that I wrote and illustrated, Tractor Mac Arrives at the Farm. Originally published by Golden Books, Tractor Mac Arrives at the Farm tells the story of Sibley the work horse who feels slighted when a “shiny new tractor comes and takes over his chores.” Sibley and Mac overcome their differences and become “the best of friends.” Publisher’s Weekl ...more

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