This is the best book. If you do not think so by the time you can read, find me, you're doing it wrong. For now, to your reader:
Rootabaga Country is in the Heartland, so don't be afraid to drawl. Many of the lady voices bend like feathers in the wind. Many of the men are rusty and orange like old tractors, and all of the children are as plucky and upright as young cornstalks must be I imagine.