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by May (subscribe)
Typical Gemini, with the concentration span of a gnat & not one for sitting still. My old Da used to say that "you're a long time dead". So my mantra is get busy living.Please join me for more at
Published November 15th 2021
Does not require batteries, need feeding nor makes a noise
Do you remember the Skyhooks song, "All My Friends Are Getting Married?" Well, all my friends are having babies.

So what's my go-to gift for the little people in my life? Books, of course - children's books in all their different formats. With a recent addition to my own family of a little person, I have even found myself fondly reminiscing about books from my own childhood.

Reading and storytelling with babies and young children is important as it promotes brain development and imagination, develops language and emotions and strengthens relationships.

I have stumbled across a picture book for the young which has good rhyme and rhythm and the bright and colourful illustrations by Milan Samadder are just adorable. Plus it was written by a retired gentleman who grew up on a dairy farm in Far North Queensland, who is donating profits from sales to assist Dairy Farmers in NSW who were hard hit by floods earlier in the year. You can read Russell Smith's story here.

Holly The Holstein was raised by 'Farmer Col' and his wife on a dairy farm in Far North Queensland. She was feeling bored with the daily milking routine.... and often wondered what happened to her milk. Where did it go?

When 'Farmer Col' takes her to the local show, Holly discovers the importance of her milk when she sees her face on so many dairy products in retail outlets - cream, cheese, and butter - and realises why people need her. She also goes on to win 'Champion Cow'.

As well as being a fun read, Holly The Holstein is a valuable tool teaching city kiddies to learn where our food comes from. "The book is largely about educating children on the daily milking routine and the importance of the dairy sector to everyday life," the author said.

Book Dimensions: The book is 21 cm x 21 cm and is a rhyming story over 28 pages.

There are three (3) purchasing options, which you can read about here.

1. A digital package (Video & pdf: ONLY A$5)
2. Book with video (A$18.50)
3. Amazon (eBook / Book)

Letting you into a secret: the four-minute video is gorgeous.

That's my Christmas shopping done.
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Your Comment
Well done May and great comparison with the Skyhooks song.
by Susan J Bowes (score: 3|2385) 11 days ago
Sounds great, I think too many city children have become detached from food production and have no idea where it comes from so starting at such and early age gets top points from me.
by Gayle Beveridge (score: 3|9506) 10 days ago
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