Inspired by her upbringing in a small Texas farming community, Rebecca Crownover’s
Texas Farm Girl brand uses the farming way of life as a backdrop to teach important life lessons, including llustrated children’s series (for kids ages five and up) “Texas Farm Girl”.
The series debut Texas Farm Girl (December 2013) follows Texas Farm Girl as she works on the farm alongside her grandfather. She not only learns about the hard work that goes into farming, but also how devastating it can be for a big storm to come through and rip it apart. She ultimately learns about the importance of family.
In the second book in the series, Texas Farm Girl: Reap What You Sow (January 2015), 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.
To supplement the books, a country music song and video that tells about Texas Farm Girl and engages kids in the brand and into farming was released in February 2014. Texas Farm Girl is performed by Country Rock Artist, Billy Dawson and produced by Grammy Award Winning producer, Skidd Mills at Rebecca’s family farm with Nashville entertainment company, Saylors Brothers Entertainment. Additionally, fans of the Texas Farm Girl series can dress like their favorite farm girl and can purchase shirts featured in Texas Farm Girl: Reap What You Sow for purchase at texasfarmgirl.com.
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.
This is a really nice book about taking responsibility for your own actions, and knowing that your actions have reactions. I loved that the were highlighted words that had their meanings at the bottom of the page. The plot of planting corn reminded me of Little House on the Prairie. A great addition to any library! I am giving this book a 5/5. I was given a copy to review, however all opinions are my own.