The picture book, illustrated by McNair’s daughter Molly McNair, introduces young readers to a variety of calves as they explore, play, eat and sleep on a farm. The cast of characters includes a “shy” calf, a “curious” one, a “friendly” one, and many others. The story ends with a positive message about how we are much more than the labels that others assign to us.
The book, appropriate for ages 2-6, is full of fun rhymes and engaging pencil and watercolor illustrations.
Ruth McNair lives on a farm that hosts grazing dairy heifers (in photo) during the growing season, and has also been the home of sheep, goats, donkeys, chickens, rabbits – and even a llama – in the past. Seeing animal-loving kids at farm events inspired her to write the book.
Molly McNair is a costume designer and maker, with a special interest in historical costume. She has a variety of artistic interests and a love of animals.
The book is available from No Bull Press at www.nobullpressonline.com for an introductory price of $14.