Texas Farm Girl: Reap What You Sow by Rebecca Crownover is a great way to teach kids an important life lesson - and also share some information about agriculture along the way. Based on a true story of not taking responsibility seriously, the book has a good moral about helping to fix your mistakes. Along the way, different elements of farming are explained. Even though we're an urban family, my daughters still enjoyed the book, and I enjoyed being able to incorporate it into our homeschool science and life skills lessons.
About the Book:
The Texas Farm Girl learns the meaning of ‘Reap What You Sow.’ A costly mistake is made on the farm when she doesn’t follow PawPaw’s instructions for planting corn. This leads to a very important lesson about always taking responsibility for your decisions and actions, as they almost always affect others.
About the Author:
Working with her grandfather not only taught Rebecca about the hard work behind farming, but also taught her about overcoming obstacles in life. Tragedy struck her family in 2009 when her husband, a native Texan and farmer, passed away in an ATV accident. His passing inspired Rebecca’s award-winning children’s book, My Daddy Is In Heaven With Jesus.
Rebecca remains a business partner at Lone Star Family Farms with her in-laws to carry on her husband’s legacy and to continue her contribution to the farming business, an industry that has always been an important part of her life.