Jennifer O’Connell

Children’s Book Author & Illustrator

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Harvest Party!
by Jennifer O’Connell
illustrated by Mike Wohnoutka

Cartwheel Books - Scholastic, Inc. 2015
Reading level: 3-6
ISBN: 978-0-545-87234-8
$3.00 U.S.

Also available as an Audio CD!


harvest dedicationIn this lively counting book, two young farmers discover that things are missing all around the farm: ten bushels of apples, nine pumpkins, eight shirts on the line, etc. The reader sees that all the farm animals are “borrowing” these items for a surprise harvest party for the farmers! In the final chaotic party scene all the missing items can be counted again. 

A strong read-aloud book, Harvest Party! has great potential for class participation. It is an emergent reader book with its rhythm, rhyme and repetition. It contains math, science and color and pattern identification elements. It will make a fun class play and will also introduce young students to farm animals and the meaning of “harvest.”

harvest farmers searching

harvest horse

harvest farmers running

Come and join the party!