Punk Farm
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Punk Farm

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by Jarrett J. Krosoczka
     
 

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After a long day of work, Farmer Joe goes home to bed.

But meanwhile, back at the barn . . .
Cow sets up her drums.
Pig plugs in his amp.
Goat tunes his bass.
Chicken sets up her keyboards.
And Sheep checks the microphone.

They are Punk Farm and tonight they're ready to ROCK!

With adorable farm animals - and a surprise tribute to Old

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Overview

After a long day of work, Farmer Joe goes home to bed.

But meanwhile, back at the barn . . .
Cow sets up her drums.
Pig plugs in his amp.
Goat tunes his bass.
Chicken sets up her keyboards.
And Sheep checks the microphone.

They are Punk Farm and tonight they're ready to ROCK!

With adorable farm animals - and a surprise tribute to Old MacDonald - this rollicking tale is sure to have kids cheering—and singing—along.

Editorial Reviews

By day, they're docile farm animals. At night, they transform into Punk Farm, a rough-and-tumble rock band performing for the local livestock. It's hard not to like this rockin' crew-Sheep, Pig, Cow, Goat, and Chicken, all wearing shades, of course-as they belt out "Old MacDonald" with a raucous chorus: "With a BOOM CRASH here and a BOOM BOOM there." And the next morning? All are fast asleep, as the puzzled farmer spots a telltale pair of sunglasses. (ages 4 to 6)
Child magazine's Best Children's Book Awards 2005
Publishers Weekly
After Farmer Joe finishes his chores and heads off to bed, the quintet Punk Farm gets ready for an after-hours barnstormer. "Cow sets up her drums. Pig plugs in his amp. Chicken sets up her keyboards. Goat tunes his bass. Sheep checks the microphone." The animals cringe when feedback squeals from the mic, but luckily Farmer Joe doesn't hear. Chickens, cats and other locals line up for admission, and a horse in Ray-Bans stamps their wings and paws with ultraviolet ink. Then the band takes the stage in a dry-ice fog and belts out-what else?-"Old MacDonald," with solo performances for each musician (Pig grimaces and twists the electric guitar strings "with a ray roo here/ and a ray ree there"). Krosoczka's (Baghead) soft-edged paintings imply the band's mock-tough stance, and some of the funniest material winds up in the end pages, which include collages of torn ticket stubs, scrawled set lists and flyers. In black-and-white press photos, the band members pose on the quaint farmhouse porch or in a pickup truck; Chicken's pointy comb and retro striped tie have an '80s flair, Goat's horns and goatee lend an alterna-pop look and Cow's crewcut-shaped black spot and thick neck chain (for her bell) suggest a hardcore edge. This will amuse parents at least as much as their progeny. Ages 5-8. (May) Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
School Library Journal
K-Gr 2-After Farmer Joe heads to bed, Cow, Goat, Pig, Sheep, and Chicken pull out their instruments and electronic equipment, don their shades, and transform themselves into the rock band Punk Farm. Animals line up outside the barn to buy tickets, then settle in for a rousing show featuring a way-out version of "Old MacDonald Had a Farm," with each musician doing a solo. At sunrise, a none-the-wiser Farmer Joe finds his sound-asleep livestock not quite ready for "a big day of work." Single- and double-page cartoon-style paintings combine muddy and bold colors to contrast the earthy farm setting with the energy, edginess, and excitement of the concert. Print, mostly white drop-out, is used effectively, juxtaposing traditional block style for the narrative with a larger, more graphic layout of the same typeface to suggest the distinctive musical sound. The eye-popping orange and purple front cover sets the scene and contrasts with the muted blues, browns, and greens of the back cover depicting the fabulous five in the barnyard, post-event. The fun is carried onto the endpapers, which feature a montage of posters, torn tickets, publicity "photos" of the band, and scrawled notebook pages. Quite a romp.-Marie Orlando, Suffolk Cooperative Library System, Bellport, NY Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780375824296
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
04/26/2005
Pages:
40
Sales rank:
474,779
Product dimensions:
10.40(w) x 10.30(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile:
AD490L (what's this?)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

JARRETT J. KROSOCZKA is the author and illustrator of eight other Lunch Lady graphic novels, as well as numerous popular picture books, including Ollie the Purple Elephant, Punk Farm, Punk Farm on Tour, Max for President, and Baghead. 

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4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought this for a gift for the 2 year-old I nanny. She loves animals, she loves music, and loves books. When she unwrapped the gift the first words out were "I love this book". Now she hadn't actually seen the book before but clearly it caught her eye. She immediatley asked me to read it to her which I did enthusiastically. As we finished she asked to read it again. It has been a while since I got her the book but it is still frequently read during the day and she looks at it before nap. The book is simple and a fun play on the classic Old McDonald. If your kids like music, books and animals it's worth a shot.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have no idea...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Purre in delight ad raced up to him rubbing her cheek on him
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
He smiled and asked "Can we go back to camp now?"
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"Has he healed yet?"
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Res fifteen is past the border there is the border at res 13
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Waits
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Result 4
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Im back
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A fun read, my grandsons love it.
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kendria More than 1 year ago
as the storytime lady at a local barnes and noble, i must say, Punk Farm is one of the greatest picture books ever!!! I love the illustrations! I love the fact that the animals as well as the farmer get up and work hard everyday, but when nighttime comes, it's time for the animals to show their true colors!
Guest More than 1 year ago
We all LOVED this one! Perfect for kids and parents who rock!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is hysterical. The illustrations are terrific--your kids are sure to get a kick out of it (and so will you).
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ok.