|Farm that Mac built|
Author: Sauer, Tammi
The scarecrow from Old MacDonald's farm narrates an Animal Theater production of "The House that Jack Built," but animals that do not belong on a farm keep upstaging him.
Kirkus Reviews (05/15/20)
School Library Journal (07/01/20)
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School Library Journal - 07/01/2020 PreS-Gr 1—A friendly scarecrow is the master of ceremonies for a play based on "The House That Jack Built," featuring a cast from Old MacDonald's farm. However, things quickly go sideways when a bevy of non-farm animals, including mischievous monkeys, hip-hopping kangaroos, and singing elephants, decide to get in on the act, resulting in chaos on stage. Finally, the farm animals get their act together and take their bows. But with a wink to the audience, the last page reveals a few remaining backstage antics by a couple of interlopers. VERDICT Lots of word repetition and animal sound effects, combined with Urbanovic's comically expressive cartoon illustrations, make this a rollicking read-aloud that will encourage young readers to join in on the silliness.—Jessica Marie, Salem P.L., OR - Copyright 2020 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.