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Old MacDonald's things that go

Clarke, Jane 1954- (author,, illustrator.). Migy, (illustrator.).

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Record details

  • ISBN: 076369326X
  • ISBN: 9780763693268
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 31 cm
  • Edition: First U.S. edition.
  • Publisher: Somerville, Massachusetts : Nosy Crow, an imprint of Candlewick Press, 2017.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: Old MacDonald and his farm animal friends introduce the numerous vehicles that are on the farm, from bicycles and tractors to buses, boats, and airplanes.
Target Audience Note:

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2017 April #1
    In this rendition of "Old MacDonald Had a Farm," the familiar refrain (E-I-E-I-O) is replaced with "He loved things that go!" Instead of showcasing farm animals, the turn of each oversize page reveals a different type of vehicle. Brightly colored digital illustrations in a flat cartoon style show MacDonald and a fairly sizable assortment of animals gleefully zipping around a pleasant countryside of rolling hills. Of the 10 types of vehicles that MacDonald loves, most are intended for work (tractors, combine harvester, digger) or transportation (bike, truck, bus, train, plane, boat), although MacDonald seems to use them largely for pleasure outings. A firetruck is pressed into service to put out a fire in the henhouse, but even that seems choreographed like a song-and-dance number—not entirely inappropriate, considering this is based on a song. Children familiar with the traditional version, especially those into big shiny vehicles, might just go for the wild enthusiasm MacDonald and his animals show for things that go. Copyright 2017 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Jane Clarke is the author of more than seventy books for young children, including Who Woke the Baby? She enjoys visiting schools and loves animals, country walks, fossil hunts, meeting up with her sons and their families in the U.K. and U.S., and having fun with her grandchildren.

Migy (pronounced “Miggy”) Blanco spent ten years working in advertising and editorial illustration before moving to Buenos Aires, where he developed a children’s book style that is bold, magical, and eye-catching. He now lives in the U.K. and is enjoying nature and exploring new inspiration.

Subject: Stories in rhyme
Farm life Juvenile fiction
Domestic animals Juvenile fiction
Vehicles Juvenile fiction
Picture books for children
Farm life Fiction
Domestic animals Fiction
Vehicles Fiction
Stories in rhyme
JUVENILE FICTION Animals Farm Animals
Domestic animals
Farm life
Picture books for children
Stories in rhyme
Animals Fiction
Transportation Fiction
Nursery rhymes
Fiction for children
Juvenile fiction
Genre: Picture books for children.
Picture books.
Juvenile works.
Stories in rhyme.
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