Old MacDonald Had Her Farm (Paperback)

By Jonarno Lawson, Tina Holdcroft (Illustrator)

Annick Press, 9781554514564, 32pp.

Publication Date: June 21, 2012



Old MacDonald had a farm like you ve never seen before With a nod to the familiar refrain E-I-E-I-O, a day on this farm is framed by the vowels A-E-I-O-Uand sometimes Y. Old MacDonald appears in an explosion of color and, starting with the letter A, proceeds to saw barn planks, stack sacks, crank cranks, and whack gnats. The day progresses as every vowel is featured in action-packed bursts of lively text. Old MacDonald has devised a myriad of tools to make her job if not easier, then a lot more fun. In chaotic scenes filled with pulleys, catapults, and flying machines, the farm becomes the background for a circus-like riot of fantastic contraptions. With dozens of details to discover, and hilarious tongue-twisting text, this book is destined to become a favorite.

About the Author

Jonarno Lawson is a poet and the author of several books for children. He lives in Toronto, Ontario. Tina Holdcroft is the author and/or illustrator of more than 40 books for children, including "Spy, Spy Again." She lives in Toronto, Ontario.