E-I-E-I-O!: How Old MacDonald Got His Farm with a Little Help From a Hen
Judy Sierra & Matthew Myers
Candlewick, 2014 (2014)
Reviewed by Bob Walch
udy Sierra puts an interesting spin on the classic
tale/song with this picture book that explains exactly how the farmer transformed his property into a very lucrative operation.
t all began when Old MacDonald decided he was sick of mowing his huge backyard. He purchased a goat to keep the grass short, but that didn't work too well when the goat began chomping on the hedges too.
ext Old MacDonald brought in a chicken, not realizing he had just engaged '
the smartest hen in history
'. Once that Little Red Hen got started, the dirt began to fly and the backyard transformation was launched. There were a few unfortunate setbacks, but in the end the project was a smashing success.
ierra's rollicking, rhymed text and the wonderful illustrations by Matthew Myer make this picture book about organic farming one armchair gardeners, locavores and little children will find a fun read.
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