Facts and laughs from new book
Sisters Jennifer Somervall and Margery Fern continue their childhood tales of life growing up on the family diary farm in Silodale, near Takapau.
This is their fifth children’s book, each one growing as indeed they do, with their quirky stories and illustrations.
Poor old uncle Allan has broken his leg in a weekend game of rugby. Bored at home he decides to visit the farm! Of course we end up with a rather smelly problem as uncle Allan enjoys mucking in with the cows . . . and can’t wash under the plaster cast.
The Tales from the Farm books not only offer children a laugh-out-loud read but also interesting and fun facts. This book tells us about the real Uncle Allan, fractures, plaster casts, your amazing bones and how they heal.
The next morning Uncle Allan bounced out of bed.
He hopped on the bike behind John and hoisted up his leg. Vroom! They raced across the paddocks.
“Woohoo!” shouted Uncle Allan. Splat! Splat! Splash! Wet, stinky, cow poo splattered all over Uncle Allan’s plaster cast.
Nothing could stop Uncle Allan. He loved milking cows. Swish! Swish! He swung the hose around, splashing water everywhere, as he cleaned the cows’ teats.
Sluice! Sluice! Water and stinky, green cow poo splashed down his leg and seeped under his plaster cast.