"This book is right up my alley. Not only does the subject matter interest me, but it's a visual treat." (P. Allen Smith)"The book is entertaining and colorful -- and deceptively full of facts." (Journal Sentinel)
"The book she wrote was her way of teaching herself about farming. The result is a kind of Country Life 101 textbook, graced with warmth and good humor." (Dallas Morning News)
"It's a glorious celebration of life in the country, one that I can enjoy not only by myself but also with my kids." (Dooce)"...this book is amazing for child or adult, young farmer or the "farmer wannabe." I loved it just for the nostalgic trip down memory lane." (Press Republican) "Utterly charming and thoroughly researched, Farm Anatomy is one of those rare treats that speak to your eyes and your heart, and in the process manage to expand your mind." (The Atlantic)
Farm Anatomy fits perfectly into my growing collection of books that will come in handy when I give up city life for green acres. (Or more realistically, when I’m sitting in my city apartment needing a quick armchair-style escape.)
“Charming drawings and handwritten text make this the perfect picture book for grown-up dreamers.”
From the Back Cover
Bantams and Buckwheat, Hackles and Harrows
Talk the talk of the country with Julia Rothman's entertaining and informative visual tour of life on the farm. Her drawings, diagrams, step-by-step sequences, and dissections reveal everything from the parts of a milking machine and the anatomy of a pig to how to plow a field and shear a sheep. You'll be delighted by how much there is to discover.