Old Macdonald's Things That Go

Jane Clark, illustrated by Migy Blanco
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Old MacDonald's farm is full of pigs, cows, sheep, hens and horses, but what he really loves is his COLOSSAL collection of vehicles!

Old MacDonald had a farm. He loved things that go!

From bicycles, tractors and buses, to boats, fire engines and aeroplanes, 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, this reimagining of a favourite nurse rhyme will have all the family singing along!

Author bio:

Jane Clarke is the author of over 70 books for young children, including the award-winning Gilbert the Great series and Stuck in the Mud. She's also a children's poet, so she's thrilled to bits to have three new rhyming picture books with Nosy Crow. Jane enjoys visiting nurseries and primary schools, and loves animals, country walks, fossil hunts, meeting up with her sons and their families in the UK and USA, and having fun with her grandchildren.

Migy Blanco was born in Salford, England, he went to university in London, and then spent 10 years working in advertising and editorial illustration. After marrying, he moved to Buenos Aires. There, surrounded by the vibrancy and colour of South America, he developed a children's book style that is bold, magical and eye-catching. Migy recently moved back to the UK and, for the first time in his life, he is living outside of a mega-city, enjoying nature and exploring new inspiration.

Category: Picture books
ISBN: 9780857634061
Publisher: Nosy Crow
Imprint: Nosy Crow
Pub Date: January 2016
Page Extent: 32
Format: Hard Cover
Age: 1 - 5
Subject: Picture books

Teachers Reviews

This is a lively, quirky version of the traditional rhyme Old MacDonald had a Farm, except this time instead of exploring farm animals and the noises they make, it focuses on vehicles. Cars, tractors, combine harvesters… all feature in this hilarious romp which have the farm animals helping out and having the most extraordinary fun.

As with the original, it’s the rhyme, rhythm and repetition and the opportunity to join in with the noises that will make this a favourite while the big, bright, bold, hilarious illustrations add to the fun. They are full of vignettes and detail that there are new things to discover and discuss with each reading. Everything about this book invites the reader to join in and have fun too, from the first page where he’s armed with his banjo and all the creatures are joining in through to the delightful end! Perfect for pre-schoolers as well as children who are learning English as their second language
Barbara Braxton, Teacher Librarian, NSW

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