Farmer Palmer's Wagon Ride
Caldecott Medal-winning author/illustrator William Steig's classic children's book, Farmer Palmer's Wagon Ride is "a joyous slapstick farce with a breezy text that rushes headlong...from one hilarious misadventure to another" (The Horn Book).
An ALA Notable Children's Book
Farmer Palmer, a pig, and his hired hand Ebenezer, a donkey, have a fine morning selling their leeks, turnips, and lettuce at the market. By noon they're on their way home with a new straw hat for Ebenezer and gifts for the whole Palmer family. But before long, harum-scarum gusts of wind sweep through, setting off a "comically hapless journey" (Booklist, starred review).
In The News
“* In his offhand, poker-faced manner, Steig narrates the comically hapless journey of Farmer Palmer and hired hand Ebenezer as they return from town, their wagon loaded with gifts for the Palmer family. Full-color illustrations add action, expression, and bright, countryside colors.” —Booklist, starred review
“A joyous slapstick farce with a breezy text that rushes headlong to the end of the tale and with pictures in which two country bumpkins go from one hilarious misadventure to another.” —The Horn Book
“A gross of gold stars.” —The New Yorker