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EIEIO: How Old MacDonald Got His Farm with a Little Help From a Hen by Judy Sierra

EIEIO: How Old MacDonald Got His Farm with a Little Help From a Hen

EIEIO: How Old MacDonald Got His Farm with a Little Help From a Hen by Judy Sierra
Feb 25, 2014 | 32 Pages
  • Hardcover $16.99

    Feb 25, 2014 | 32 Pages | 4-8 years

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Sierra has written an ingenious parable that’s ripped-from-the-headlines (or HGTV), and she has a two-peas-in-a-pod partnership with Myers, whose sculptural pictures and sly comedy add just the right amount of visual extravagance.
—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Myers’ inventive acrylic-on–illustration board paintings add a bushel of laugh-out-loud details, from documents attesting to Red’s impressive horticultural credentials to an in-your-face depiction of horse poop. … Bits of Sierra’s text can be sung to the familiar tune, rendering this a good choice for spring storytimes and family read-alouds. Sierra’s upbeat look at small-scale local farming, fulsomely fertilized by Myers, yields a harvest of good fun.
—Kirkus Reivews

This rhyming narrative is a refreshing twist with two beloved characters. … The bright, quirky acrylic and oil illustrations bring the story to life, adding many sidebars to the story, coupled with just enough text on each page to make the book great for reading aloud. Curriculum ties to science and health could easily be made.
—Library Media Connection

A sustainability take on the old nursery rhyme, this humorous go-round places the Little Red Hen in the role of consultant to Old MacDonald. … Myers’ acrylic-and-oil illustrations are eye-popping, with wildly exaggerated faces and bodies. A fun twist on an old favorite.

Myers’s illustrations capture the fun with expressive animals and grumpy, bow-tied neighbors. This title offers a great way to extend the song into a lesson about the plant cycle and suburban farming. An excellent purchase for general collections as well as curriculum support.
—School Library Journal

Written in rhyme and perfectly complemented by comical illustrations, this very funny story on ecology is a brilliant gem.
—Pocono Record (syndicated from Kendal Rautzhan)

Clever couplets and bright, comic illustrations.
—San Francisco Chronicle

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