Tractor Mac Countdown to Christmas

illus. by Billy Steers. 18p. Farrar. Sept. 2016. Board $6.99. ISBN 9780374301200.
PreS—Despite its title, this board book addition to the series does not include any counting. It does show the farm denizens participating in traditional holiday activities such as selecting a tree, decorating, singing, eating festive foods, and sharing gifts. The illustrations are charming and skillfully done. Animals, humans, and machines alike have energy and personality. The ending is somewhat abrupt but may provide an opportunity for conversation about what might happen next.
VERDICT Fans of the series will find much to enjoy on this holiday visit to Stony Meadow Farm.

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