Old MacDonald’s farm is full of pigs, cows, sheep, hens, and horses, but what he really loves is his colossal collection of vehicles! From bicycles, tractors, and buses to boats, fire engines, and airplanes, there are lots of things that go on Old MacDonald’s farm. And the animals love to join in with the fun, too. Perfect for anyone who loves farmyard animals and vehicles.
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