WHAT MAKES BURTON THE KIND SCARECROW UNIQUE? Building on the legacy of Burton the Kind Scarecrow, the third picture book in V.A. Boeholt’s charming Friendship Tales from the Farm series, Burton’s Harvest Party teaches a universal lesson of friendship that embodies the spirit of service by reinforcing important character-building principles like empathy, teamwork, and commitment to reaching a worthy goal. Coupled with Nathaniel P. Jensen’s vibrant illustrations, Boeholt’s engaging narrative brings Burton the Scarecrow, Farmer Green and their farmyard friends to life, celebrating friendship, gardening, and the joy of service to others. The story’s heartfelt message is reinforced by an innovative Resource Guide and Glossary, outlining story concepts, suggesting reader/listener connecting points, and recommending supplementary activities. Like each book in the Friendship Tales from the Farm series, Burton’s Harvest Party creates a picture-perfect learning opportunity for parents, teachers, and children to share at planting time, harvest time, and anytime! Earned First Runner-Up in the Farm Category at the 2013 Animals Animals Animals Book Festival!