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How Old MacDonald Got His Farm [with A Little Help From A Hen]

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The Little Red Hen gives old MacDonald some pointers on composting — and a legendary farm is born — in this rhyming, rollicking read-aloud.

Once upon a time, Old MacDonald didn’t have a farm. He just had a yard — a yard he didn’t want to mow. But under the direction of the wise (and ecologically sensitive) Little Red Hen, Mac learns to look at the environment in a very different way, and whole new worlds start to bloom with the help of some mud, garbage, horse poop, and worms! Judy Sierra’s spirited verse, paired with Matthew Myers’s exuberant illustrations, yields a fresh take on a children’s classic, complete with raised-bed gardens and an organic farmers’ market—making this a perfect story for armchair gardeners and devoted locavores of all sizes.

Baker & Taylor
Struggling with an overgrown yard and his own aimlessness, Old MacDonald receives advice from the wise and ecologically sensible Little Red Hen, who helps him compost his way through the steps of creating a thriving organic farm.

Baker
& Taylor

Struggling with an overgrown yard and his own aimlessness, Old MacDonald receives advice from the wise and ecologically sensible Little Red Hen, who helps him compost his way through the steps of creating a thriving organic farm. By the best-selling author of Wild About Books.

Publisher: Somerville , Mass. : Candlewick Press, c2014
ISBN: 9780763660437
0763660434
Branch Call Number: JP SIERRA
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : color illustrations. ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Myers, Matthew

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IrishMoon
Apr 07, 2014

Cute story.

ChristchurchKids Mar 24, 2014

In this lighthearted mash-up of two familiar children's stories, Old MacDonald isn't a farmer -- he's just a guy who's tired of mowing his lawn. When a goat fails to keep the grass cropped, MacDonald buys a chicken…but not just any chicken. Nope, this is the Little Red Hen, "the smartest hen in history," and she's got big plans for turning Old MacDonald's yard into a sustainable suburban farm. But will the neighbors put up with a muddy, noisy, stinky farm next door? Check out this visually exaggerated but slyly funny read-aloud to find out.

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