Books of tractors to fill those Christmas stockings
Easons has a huge range of books on tractors for young and old this Christmas and we’ve picked some of the best.
The story of the David Brown tractor is one of the most fascinating pieces of agricultural engineering history, and it began over six decades ago in Yorkshire. The David Brown Tractors, 1936-1964 by Alan Earnshaw looks at how tractors came to be built in Huddersfield, more famous for worsted cloth, fine choral society and its football team.
Priced at €11.50, it looks at everything from the shop-floor and field engineers through middle-management, to the higher-echelon of the company board room, recollections and memories have flowed to make this book the first authentic work on the history and products of David Brown Tractors Ltd.
My Terrific Tractor Book
My Terrific Tractor Book by Dawn Sirett is a must for any young wannabe farmer. Priced at €14.90 this book has interactive fun for everyone. See tractors come to life on the page, see what’s under the bonnet and press the button and just listen to the noise they make.
The hugely popular Tractor Ted series has an All About Tractors book, which sells for €7.25. Aimed at young children, it’s 32 pages of everything you need to know about the machines that small children love to watch working.
Pictures show all the different parts of a tractor from the inside of the cab to the hitching gear at the back. They follow the story of how tractors have changed and what they do these days down on the farm.
The Usbourne Big Book of Tractors
Open the giant fold-out pages of this bright, friendly book to discover some of the biggest and most amazing tractors ever built – and some little ones too.
From huge harvesting machines and monster polar vehicles, to the world’s largest tractor – guaranteed to satisfy the curiosity of every young tractor enthusiast, which is priced at €14.50.
Aimed at young children and priced at €12.99, My First Tractor is filled with things children just love and here is a book they can spend hours pushing along the floor as well as reading.
Follow the red tractor as it gets busy helping out around the farm. There’s masses of detail and plenty to talk about on every page, plus lots of farm animals to spot.
An Illustrated A-Z History of Tractors
This is a perfect coffee table book for any tractor fanatic. This volume explores the compelling history of the major tractor manufacturers, from the 18th century through to modern day.