Reviews - What do customers think about Old Macdonald Had A Farm (Classic Books With Holes)?
Ee I Ee I Oh Apr 11, 2007
This is a fantastic book that reveals a new animal on each page. Fun to read/sing with your child. Book features 6 farm animals, with some more animals/farm sounds listed on the back page if you wish to extend the song/story.
Be warned, there are some small images of Farmer MacDonald shooting a rifle and an image of him tipping out the last drops of what appears to be a whisky bottle (Though I do believe that most young children will not recognise the bottle for what it is).
A fun book none the less
Guns, whiskey and barnyard animals are a questionable mix Apr 8, 2005
I'm really torn on this book. The animals and the format are wonderful. The illustrations are cute. I was surprised when I got four pages into it, and Old Macdonald had a shotgun. Then by the end of the book, he was squeezing the last drop out of his whiskey bottle. I would love to see the publisher update the book and replace these drawings. I'm all for free speech and letting kids read the classics in school and not banning books. I'm just not ready to explain guns and alcoholism to my toddler. I don't know whether to take the book away from her or let her read it and hope she never asks.
A great way to teach animals, sounds, and love of reading Aug 12, 2004
We like this book because each page reveals a new animal that was hiding on Old MacDonald's farm. Each page also reveals the noise that animal makes right along with the famous kids' song. The cutouts, hidden animals, escalating noise on the farm, and the farmer's increasing discomfort make for a fun read. At the very end, a whole new slew of animals and noises are presented, just in case you still have breath in you to keep on singing. The illustrations are fantastic. They are fun, colorful, and present animals behaving in pretty funny ways. This is a repeat read, as so many kids' books are.
What fun Jun 5, 2003
My daughter has learned several animal sounds thanks to this book. She loves the bright pictures and the song. We read this one often.
What a great book! Jul 19, 2000
This is a terriffic book for use in the music classroom, and at home. As a book that can be either sung or read: it is versatile. It's large size and colorful illustrations draw kids attention. I have personally found it to be very effective with my kindergarten through third grade students. I highly reccommend it to anyone looking for a good book for younger kids that can be sung or read!