A UNIQUE LOOK AT HENRY FORD: There are no children’s books on Ford’s use of soybeans in his automobiles and his everyday life, and readers will enjoy learning about this side of Ford that has not been covered in other children’s biographies.
THIS IS AN IDEAL STEM TITLE for students that covers Ford’s experimental approach to soybeans and quest to help soybean farmers.
PERFECT AGRICULTURE IN THE CLASSROOM BOOK: The book shows how Ford embraced agriculture and found ways to use natural resources in his automobiles.
ACCLAIMED AUTHOR AND ILLUSTRATOR DUO: Peggy Thomas is beloved in the Ag in the Classroom community, and is known for her award-winning picture book biographies, including Thomas Jefferson Grows a Nation and Farmer George Plants a Nation. Edwin Fotheringham has illustrated many picture book biographies including Blue Grass Boy, about Bill Monroe, and A Home for Mr. Emerson, about Ralph Waldo Emerson.
EXTENSIVE BACK MATTER: The book includes further information on Henry Ford’s work with soybeans, a list of the many products that contain soybeans, soybean recipes, a timeline, further reading, a bibliography, and source notes as well as archival images.
CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS: The book includes references to the Great Depression, farming, experimentation, innovation, the Ford Motor Company, World War II, etc.
“While many know about Henry Ford’s automobiles and assembly line refinements, Thomas’s latest nonfiction work describes his fascination with the soybean. Vibrant shades of yellow, green, and blue dominate Fotheringham’s digital illustrations, which feature farming and factory scenes and play with scale. A detailed, bean-filled look at an auto tycoon’s lesser-known passion.”—Publishers Weekly
“(F)ascinating… Fotheringham’s illustrations are stunning digital art pieces that supplement the narrative with additional information. This engaging story is ideal for anyone looking to add to their collections on American history or STEAM.”—Booklist
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