In this poem a scarecrow is blown off his pole and dances about the farmyard. He enjoys his freedom and the opportunity to discover the world around him. Then he overhears the prayers of the farmer’s young son, who is kneeling beside his bed. The little boy asks blessings upon the scarecrow that guards the fields. The scarecrow returns to his post having recognized the dignity and importance of his work. Delicate and realistic illustrations add to the pleasure of reading this picture book.

Jennifer Minicus

Jennifer Minicus lives in New Jersey with her husband and son. A former French, Latin and mathematics teacher, Jennifer currently enjoys the responsibilities of a "domestic engineer", particularly making...