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Punk Farm

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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 ...

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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.

At the end of the day, while Farmer Joe gets ready for bed, his animals tune their instruments to perform in a big concert as a rock band called Punk Farm.

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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: 9780440417934
  • Publisher: Random House Children's Books
  • Publication date: 5/11/2010
  • Pages: 40
  • Sales rank: 160,559
  • Age range: 5 - 8 Years
  • Lexile: AD490L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 9.80 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 0.10 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 15, 2010

    Enjoyed

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    Flamestripe

    Yawned. "Good morning."

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    Posted February 10, 2014

    Cloverstar to flamestripe read!!!!!!!!!

    Res fifteen is past the border there is the border at res 13

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    Posted April 9, 2012

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    Posted April 9, 2012

    Ben

    Where were we? Oh yes. You are in the middle of delivery. None have been born. PUSH!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 16, 2011

    Cute Book

    A fun read, my grandsons love it.

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  • Posted March 30, 2009

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    PUNK FARM IS AWESOME

    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!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 21, 2008

    A reviewer

    We all LOVED this one! Perfect for kids and parents who rock!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 12, 2005

    Funny, and cute!

    This book is hysterical. The illustrations are terrific--your kids are sure to get a kick out of it (and so will you).

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