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Old MacDonald Drives a Tractor

3.2  ·  Rating Details ·  54 Ratings  ·  13 Reviews
Old Mac's tractor isn't just for getting around the farm. It also pulls a seeder, follows a combine, and even helps him get his animals to the country fair. Along with the bouncy, rhyming text, Don Carter's vivid dimensional art showcases each piece of equipment and includes all of kids' favorite farm animals, providing an irresistible new spin on the beloved song.
Hardcover, 24 pages
Published May 29th 2007 by Roaring Brook Press
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Old MacDonald does more than just tend to animals on his farm. There are crops to grow and work to be done. In this badly metered, not so rhythmic, nursery doesn't-actually-rhyme story, we spend some time with Old Mac and his tractor doing various chores on the farm. The pictures are fun and if you get tired of talking about the tractor side of things, you can flip through and actually sing the nursery rhyme with each animal on the page. It's great for interactive reading and perfect for my son' ...more
Jan 24, 2014 Karen rated it really liked it
My five-year-old son picked this book out from the library this week.

When I started reading this book, my son added EIEIO in the right places -- that kind of made it work. And as I was reading it, he came around to sit next to me to see all the illustrations. He laughed right out loud at the one with Old Mac in his underwear.

This book could have been better, but even as it is, it was still a very fun read.
I wanted to like this more than I did. I really wanted this to be a singable book... but it isn't. Even with adjustment (adding EIEIOs and stretching syllables), the rhyme just don't match. I do appreciate the book's ability to show the hard work of small farmers and everyone loves tractors (or at least all of my preschoolers), but I wanted more.
loved it! I think the preschoolers will like this one when they do their farm unit. The farmer uses his tractor for many chores around the farm - plowing, combining, cultivating, and harvesting. Each layout has a sound that goes with each tractor chore.
Aug 26, 2014 Ashley rated it liked it
Alice loved the illustrations in this book. She wanted to look at the pages over an over again. The story/song portion was decent, not great, but the artworks was really good.
Aug 01, 2008 Caryn rated it really liked it
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Very creative version of old mcdonald!

I showed it to 1 1/2 year olds and up and they just loved the pictures! I liked the phrase about "old macdonald's hair!"

Very cute!
Mar 08, 2012 Leah rated it really liked it
A great updated version of Old MacDonald. Lots of new vocabulary and jokes about underwear and manure to appeal to older preschoolers.
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some of the rhymes are a little forced for reading out loud... love the illustrations!
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humorous variant of Old MacDonald Had a Farm.
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