The Great Irish Farm Book
Everything your child needs to know about Irish farms! In the latest in Gill’s large format ‘opedia’ series, ‘Ear to the Ground’ presenter and farmer Darragh McCullough teaches your child everything they need to know about life on an Irish farm, brought beautifully to life by Sally Caulwell’s stunning illustrations.
Everything your child needs to know about Irish farms!
Did you know that there are almost 2,000,000 pigs in Ireland?
And that sheep have rectangular pupils, which means they have amazing vision?
Would you believe only 10 per cent of the milk produced in Ireland is consumed here?
And that hens are pregnant for 21 days, but a horse can be pregnant for up to 345 days?
How about the fact that despite our love of spuds, grass is Ireland’s top crop, covering 3,700,000 hectares, while potatoes cover only 9,000 hectares?
From the farmer’s day to the changing of the seasons, from animals and crops to machinery and technology, and from ancient times to the modern day, The Great Irish Farm Book will take you on a fascinating journey through life on an Irish farm.
‘A beautifully produced, large-format hardback, it’s a pleasure to dip in and out of its pages’ Nadine O’Regan, Sunday Business Post
‘A wonderful reflection of the gorgeousness of Irish rural life’ Damien O’Reilly, Irish Farmers Journal
‘This fascinating book, packed with facts, looks to the future with a strong emphasis on the importance of the environment, diversity and sustainability. Highly recommended.’ Children’s Books Ireland
‘It’s illustrated beautifully by Sally Caulwell’ Ryan Tubridy
‘Packed with facts about every aspect of Irish farming…it’s perfectly pitched for fact-loving young readers.’ Sarah Webb, Irish Independent Review
‘I always figure the sign of a good children’s book is one that adults just can’t resist dipping into and I couldn’t resist this gorgeous tome…any child would be immensely cheered up by a book as sumptuous, informative and fun as this one.’ Meath Chronicle