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Old MacDonald’s Things That Go

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Old MacDonald's Things That Go by Jane Clarke
  • Hardcover $15.99

    Apr 11, 2017 | 32 Pages | 2-5 years

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Clarke’s expansion of the ode to noisy farm beasts that every 2-year-old can sing will have listeners joining in by the second stanza. Young machinery mavens won’t notice the syllabic aerobics needed to shoehorn "combine harvester" (it goes "whir") and "fire truck" into the rhyme, it’ll just add a giggle or two. Blanco’s digitally created illustrations…have a bright, sunny retro look that is as inviting and catchy as Clarke’s verse. A great singalong that proves that Old MacDonald still has new tricks.
—Kirkus Reviews

Clarke’s adapted stanzas are sure to draw giggles in several places (“And on that farm/ he had a combine harvester”), and Blanco’s detail-crammed scenes will have readers poring over the pages.
—Publishers Weekly

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.
—Booklist Online

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