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Old MacDonald Had a Farm
     

Old MacDonald Had a Farm

by David A. Carter, David Carter (Illustrator)
 
This popular play song comes to life with David Carter's ingenious flaps and pop-ups. Children lift the flaps on each spread to discover a different animal and the sound it makes. On the last spread, all the animals pop up together to spell out E-I-E-I-O!

Overview

This popular play song comes to life with David Carter's ingenious flaps and pop-ups. Children lift the flaps on each spread to discover a different animal and the sound it makes. On the last spread, all the animals pop up together to spell out E-I-E-I-O!

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Two familiar songs spring to life thanks to David A. Carter's movable illustrations. Youngsters can open a farmyard fence as a pig jumps out with its sound, "oink oink," showing through a die-cut opening in Old MacDonald Had a Farm. With the pull of a tab, the cat claps and rooster flaps in If You're Happy and You Know It. The final spreads in both books pop up, with all the animals spelling "E-I-E-I-O!" in one and all the animals shouting "HOORAY!" in the other. Music and lyrics appear on the back covers. (Aug.) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
Children's Literature
One of the most famous names in children's books has designed, illustrated and paper engineered another winner. Except for the big finish at the end, all the special effects created for this song-turned-book are achieved by lifting a flap. Well, more than a simple flap pasted onto a page. These flaps are the doorways to what is behind them;and they become pull-tabs for mouths to open, ears to wiggle, tails to wag, heads to nod, and wings to flap. They blend neatly into the scenes on Old MacDonald Cat's farm¾a barn door, a gate, a chicken house door. Much of the art seems to have been cut out from patterned paper¾painted by Carter¾and pasted onto scenic backgrounds, giving such a crisp look to the edges that it appears they also could be lifted from the page. Here is an attractive and cheerful book to match a familiar and happy childhood song. 2001, Cartwheel/Scholastic, $14.95. Ages 3 to 7. Reviewer:Eleanor Heldrich

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780439264686
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
07/28/2001
Pages:
14
Product dimensions:
7.92(w) x 9.44(h) x 0.38(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

David A. Carter is the creator of the bestselling SPOT THE DOT app, as well as many other books for children. He lives in Auburn, California, with his wife and two daughters.

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