you might have seen julia rothman's latest work, farm anatomy bouncing around the web, but i only thought it appropriate to share it here as well. in fact, she could have titled it 'for going home to roost' and it would have felt just right! julia is one of my long time favorite illustrators, and to see the curious parts and pieces of country life illustrated by her gets me so excited!
as you can see, in 224 pages she's covered just about everything! you'll learn the difference between a weanling and a yearling and a farrow and a barrow. she covers everything from tractors to pigs and fences to farm tools. you'll see the different varieties of squash and all the parts of a goat; learn about how a barn is constructed to what makes up a beehive. all beautifully illustrated by julia rothman- yes, please!