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Uncle Allan’s Stinky Leg by Jennifer Somervell, illus. Margery Fern.

October 5, 2018

stinky legUncle Allan’s Stinky Leg by Jennifer Somervell, illus. Margery Fern. Pub. Talesfromthe farm Publications, 2018.

The fifth picture book from this talented sisterly duo and once again it is about life on the farm with an added dimension.

Uncle Allan is one of those irrepressible farm boys who loves his work. He is slowed down a little by a broken leg (at rugby of course) and is bored, so he heads back to the farm to help with the cows. Not a good idea. He wallows in the mud, the water and the cow poo, rips around on his farm bike, all of which makes his cast crumbly and stinky.

He has to have the cast replaced, but will that stop him? Read it and find out.

The added dimension is about the broken leg. There is an Xray of a broken leg, the different type of fractures, how the body heals a broken leg and more.

As ever the illustrations are simple and enhance the text. Two pages of flies on the Fly leaf set the stage. The country lifestyle is shown and the character of uncle Allen the laid back farm boy is a star.

Great for juniors and any other readers especially “townies” who need to know about country life.

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