EIEIO: How Old MacDonald Got His Farm with a Little Help From a Hen

EIEIO: How Old MacDonald Got His Farm with a Little Help From a Hen

Title:EIEIO: How Old MacDonald Got His Farm with a Little Help From a Hen
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780763660437
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:32 pages

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.


    EIEIO: How Old MacDonald Got His Farm with a Little Help From a Hen Reviews

  • Cheryl

    Interesting that the farmer works harder now than he did on his lawn, but it's worth it, feels better, because he's productive, growing produce instead of boring grass. And the neighbors realistically...

  • Catherine

    Hippies of the world, rejoice! Judy Sierra (an Oregon native, of course) has written a book about getting rid of the lawn and putting in an urban farm! And it's set to a familiar song! And it has a se...

  • Sylvester

    2* art2* storyAn odd one. Squirt was totally impressed by the horse poo, though. That's all he cared about. "Where's the poo?" Oh, and he loves lawnmowers, so he was sad when the book wasn't about mow...

  • Julie Barrett

    E-I-E-I-O_ how old MacDonald got his farm by Sierra_ Judy Listened to this story. Story of how Mac got his farm. Love how this is the perfect story for starting youngsters into gardening.Mac didn't w...

  • Susan

    Judy Sierra has done it again. She is a master of the marriage of quality content and good fun. If I were a teacher on a deserted island and could only have one author's books with me, it would be Jud...

  • Heidi-Marie

    I didn't know what to expect, but this was really good. Too bad I didn't know about it during the Summer Reading science theme. This is a great way to teach a bit about fertilizing, growing stuff. Lot...

  • Barbara

    Fed up with mowing his large backyard lawn, Old MacDonald decides to make some changes and is able to do so with the help of a very smart hen. As the neighbors look on with disdain, he turns that gree...

  • Jessica Haider

    Another cute new kid's picture book for 2014, this one tells the tale of how Old MacDonald came to be a farmer in the first place. The story rhymes and tells of how Old MacDonald was just a guy with a...

  • Bookishrealm

    This was an interesting tale about how old McDonald got his farm! I loved like absolutely loved the artwork. I just wish I could follow the rhythmic pattern because it was kind of difficult....

  • Nikole Benfield

    Title: E-I-E-I-OAuthor: Judy SierraIllustrator: Matthew MyersGenre:Nursery Rhyme/ Mother GooseTheme(s): Animals, Rhyming, Nursery Rhyme, GardeningOpening line/sentence:Old Macdonald had a house,E-I-E-...