The Scarecrow's Dance

A new to us fall read aloud. Beautifully written text punctured by poignant illustrations that highlight the mystery and haunting quality of the scarecrow. Author of the beloved, Owl Moon, Jane Yolen truly has a way with words. While this wasn’t a huge hit with my kids, I appreciate the more advanced themes of gratitude as the boy prays for the old scarecrow who guards the corn, thus protecting the farm and his family’s livelihood. A great read for any kid curious about scarecrows and their purpose. 

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