My Farm Adventure
In this story, your child spends a fun day on the
farm as a detective who solves mysteries.
is why we think this is a fun way for your child to read about farm animals:
The story is personalized with the child's details which you provide like
names of friends,
and of course your name,
the person giving the book and the
you are giving it. This makes it a great keep sake.
We'll add a special message from you to the child like "You are very special!"
or similar, a no cost to you, if you request it on the order form.
We guarantee satisfaction so
there is no risk when you order our books.
Click here to see a sample book.
A detailed story of
this book is given below.
From Kimberly: I just wanted to send a
note to say thank you! I received the book yesterday and it
wonderful, very professionally bound and printed - and the
turn-around was so quick! Thank you for your excellent service!
Book # 533
Hard cover 6 3/4" x 8
1/4" 36 pages
Please provide the following on the order form:-
- Book number
- Child's name
- Child's age
- Child's gender
- Names of up to 3 friends
- Name of the person giving the book
- Date the book is given
My Farm Adventure – Detailed Story
As you read the story below substitute the
underlined information with yours. This is just a sample. Your book will be made
using the information you submit (listed above).
Page 1 – A picture illustration|
Page 2 – Another picture illustration
Page 3 – "My Farm Adventure" was
created especially for Michael Jeremy Smith at the age of 8,
with love from Grandma and Grandpa,
December 25, 1999.|
Page 4 – "Rooster is up to his old
tricks again," sighed Harriet Holstein. "If we don’t find him
soon, it will be one of those days again. By the way, who’s that boy
standing over there?"|
Dasher Hound, who knew absolutely everything
about what happened on the farm, looked over and saw a young boy walking
around the barn. "If my eyes don’t
deceive me," said Dasher excitedly, "I think it’s Mike Smith,
that famous child detective. I’ve heard that he has solved more mysteries in
8 years than Sherlock Holmes solved in his lifetime. This could be our
Page 5 – Picture illustrations|
Page 6 – More illustrations|
Page 7 – "Lucky day!" sighed Harriet
Holstein again. "You must be kidding. Do you remember the last time
Rooster disappeared? Why, Penny Pig was so angry about missing her breakfast
that she didn't speak to Rooster for 3 days, and you know how much penny Pig
likes to talk!"|
- Page 8 – The animals turned to greet Mike.
"Welcome to our farm," said Dasher. "I’ve heard that you
are one of the best detectives in the whole world. I have a nose for these
things, you know."
"You have a nose for everything,"
kidded Penny. "In fact, there’s enough nose on you to share with
everyone on the farm." Dasher
didn’t mind making jokes about his own nose. However, he did mind it when
others made jokes at his expense. "Silence!"
He shouted at penny. "At least I have a nose."
- Page 9 – Picture illustrations
- Page 10 – More picture illustrations
- Page 11 – Dasher turned back to Mike.
"We have a major problem here," he explained. "You see,
Rooster has disappeared and when that happens the farm, well, the farm kind
of falls apart. Rooster knows this and he likes to hide and make everyone
look for him. But no one has ever found him – he’s just too clever.
Perhaps a world famous detective, such as yourself, could find him."
- Page 12 – Mike looked at the worried
faces of Dasher, Penny and Harriet. "But why don’t you just wait for
Rooster to come out of his hiding place?" he asked, puzzled.
"And you call yourself a detective!"
wailed Charlene Chicken who had just arrived to join the conversation.
"We can’t wait. Don’t you know what happens when Rooster isn’t
didn’t know. But that didn’t matter. "I’d love to help," said Mike
happily. "And so will Larry." "If only I knew why this
is so important," he whispered to himself.
Page 13 – Picture illustration|
Page 14 – More illustration|
Page 15 – Mike asked Dasher to gather
the farm animals for an important meeting. Everyone was soon in attendance.
There was Charlene Chicken, Penny Pig, Harriet Holstein, Rhonda Rabbit,
Cheshire Charlie, Hoot Owl and Clydesdale. |
Dasher didn’t waste any time
getting to the point. "Rooster is hiding," he said.
Page 16 – "Not again!" shrieked
Cheshire Charlie. |
"Why us!" cried Rhonda
Rabbit. The other animals moaned and whined. "No problem," said Hoot
Owl. "I’ll do the job." This only made everyone moan and whine
Dasher finally shouted to get
everyone’s attention. "We are going to find Rooster," he said.
Right here, right now, right on this farm, is Mike Smith, the world
famous detective. He has come here from Woodbridge and has promised to
find Rooster." No one heard him. All the animals were cheering wildly.
The pressure was on Mike.
Page 17 – Picture illustrations|
Page 18 – More illustrations|
Page 19 – Detective Mike put on his
thinking cap. Well, it wasn’t really a thinking cap, just his favorite old
hat, but he always had better ideas when he wore it. More importantly, he
looked awesome in it. |
turned slowly to Larry. "I have a plan," he said. "Let’s
go to the pond.’
Page 20 – Four ducks were swimming in the pond.
Mike looked at them very very closely. Three ducks were good swimmers,
while one seemed to be struggling to stay afloat.|
"Do you know where I can
find Rooster?" he asked.
"It’s not possible to
find Rooster," the duck replied. "No one ever has, and no one ever
will find him. He’s too clever." Mike’s
eyebrows twitched. This always happened when he discovered a clue.
Page 21 – Picture illustrations|
Page 22 – More illustrations|
Page 23 – Next they walked to a field where
some crows were hurriedly eating their dinner, while Scarecrow took one of his
"Can I ask you crows a
question?" began Mike. "Does anyone know where Rooster
"Everything is not always
as it seems," said one crow.
Just then scarecrow opened his
eyes. All the crows flew away, except the one who had talked to Mike.
He ran away. Mike’s eyebrows twitched.
Page 24 –Then Mike went with Larry
to visit the pigpen. Penny Pig was glad to see them and started talking
excitedly. Mike scanned the pen and turned his attention to a rather
thin looking pig.|
"Do you know where I can
find Rooster?" he asked.
"No one on this farm knows
where Rooster is," the pig answered. "But I’ll give you a clue.
Rooster is never far from the action." Mike’s eyebrows twitched.
- Page 25 – Picture illustrations
- Page 26 – More illustrations
- Page 27 –The next stop was the barn where all
the cows were settling down for the night. Mike walked around the
stalls, carefully watching where he stepped. He turned to a cow standing
close to Harriet Holstein and Sked, "Why is everyone so upset about
Rooster not being here?"
"That would be
obvious," the cow replied, "if you lived on a farm. Why, without
Rooster, these poor cows, whoops, I mean, us poor cows would have too long a
night’s sleep, our udders would fill up with milk, and we would be very
eyebrows twitched again.
- Page 28 – "Where are we going
next?" asked Larry.
"To visit the horses."
Replied Mike, "and watch where you step when we get there." Mike
did not know everything about life on a farm, but he did know about watching
his step around cows and horses.
Page 29 – Picture illustration|
Page 30 – Another illustration|
Page 31 – The horses seemed restless.
Clydesdale was nervously pacing back and forth, his big hooves making large
footprints in the dirt. Another horse was pecking corn off the ground. Mike’s
eyebrows twitched rapidly.|
The horse, who was eating corn,
suddenly realized that Mike was watching. Quickly he turned his
attention to a pile of hay. Mike
turned to Dasher. "Please ask the other animals to meet me in front of
the barn, and make sure the sheep are there." "I will," replied
Dasher, "if they are not in the baa-throom." Dasher laughed at his
own joke as he went out to gather the animals.
Page 32 – All the animals gathered in front of
the farm, but Mike was nowhere to be seen. The sheep were very calm,
except for one, who kept looking nervously back and forth.|
Suddenly, one of the sheep stood
up on two legs. "This is unusual," said Clydesdale in a slow drawl.
"Sheep can’t stand on two
legs." He was right. It was really Mike
in disguise. "Guess what," he said. "Someone else is also in
disguise." He pulled a mask off a startled Rooster. He had been caught!
- Page 33 – Picture illustrations
- Page 34 – More illustrations
- Page 35 – "How did you solve the
case?" asked a disappointed Rooster. "No one has ever done that
"It was easy, replied Mike.
"You had trouble swimming like a duck, you didn’t fly away like the
other crowns, you were too thin to be a pig, and horses don’t peck corn.
"Rooster is found!"
shouted the farm animals. "Now he will wake us up tomorrow. He has the
most important job on the farm." Detective Mike had saved the
farm. He had also discovered why Rooster was so important.
- Page 36 – The next morning at 5:37 a.m.
Rooster woke up. Several minutes later, everyone else was awake thanks to a
rather vigorous cock-a-doodle-doo.
Owl closed his eyes and went to
sleep. "I could have done that," he said. "No one gives a hoot
about my feelings."