Ruth McNair, a senior editor at the CALS-based Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems, recently published a charming children’s book titled Which Moo Are You?
The picture book, illustrated by McNair’s daughter Molly McNair, introduces young readers to a variety of calves, each one distinguished by a key personality trait, as they explore, play, eat and sleep on a farm. Characters include a shy calf, a curious one, a friendly calf and many others. The story ends with a positive message about how we are much more than the labels that others assign to us.
The book, appropriate for ages 2–6, is full of fun rhymes and engaging pencil and watercolor illustrations.
Ruth McNair lives on a farm that hosts grazing dairy heifers during the growing season, and has also been the home of sheep, goats, donkeys, chickens, rabbits and even a llama. Seeing animal-loving kids at farm events inspired her to write the book, she says.
Molly McNair is a costume designer and maker, with a special interest in historical costume. She has a variety of artistic interests and a love of animals.
The book is available for $16.99 from No Bull Press at nobullpressonline.com.This article was posted in Around the college, Economic and Community Development, On Henry Mall, Spring 2016, Uncategorized and tagged Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems (CIAS), children's book, Grow Spring 2016, Ruth McNair.