Family Book Club: A Tractor Named Wilbur

A Tractor Named Wilbur

Written by: Deanie Humphrys-Dunne

Illustrated by: Holly Humphrys-Bajaj

A Tractor Named Wilbur is a story about a happy red tractor who loves his job of mowing grass. Soon his owner, Jim, finds new ways to keep him busy. After sometime, they have to part ways. This story is a gentle way to show children that sometimes endings are really just new beginnings. The illustrations have nice soft colors and Wilbur’s face is fun to look at.

Here are some questions to get your minds thinking after you read this book as a family:

1. Wilbur likes his new jobs; how do you like to stay busy?

2. What would your favorite job be if you were Wilbur?

3. How do you help out around the house?

4. Which would be your least favorite job in the book, and why?

5. Which illustration was your favorite?

6. What is something new you have tried that you were nervous for, but ended up loving?

7. If you could make Wilbur any color, what would it be?

8. What is your favorite farm animal?

This amazing book shows children how one tractor was happy in the home he was at. He was in a routine and liked what he did. Then it displays that change can be surprising and hard. However, although unexpected, if you give something new a chance you may really love it in the end. It also shows that making new friends doesn’t mean you have to end the old friendships. As an added bonus this book has some questions in the back to help to see how well you remember the story.

You can purchase this wonderful book here: A Tractor Named Wilbur

Happy Reading!

Megan Pighetti

Author of Fairy-Tailed Wish – Available on Amazon

It’s more than a book. . . it’s a childhood experience to be treasured for a lifetime.