Reena's family has just moved from New York City to rural Maine. Reena and her brother Luke relish their summer freedom riding bikes around town and meeting kids on a farm. When their parents volunteer them to help cranky Mrs. Falala with her cow Zora, the city-kids have a lot to learn. Farm work is dirty, smelly and exhausting. The animals, and Mrs. Falala are a little scary. Is it all just too much?
The format of this book is very unusual. It's written part in verse, part in regular prose. Sometimes the words and fonts form pictures on the page. It's a very accessible story with a slow but steady climb of growth for the main characters.