How Old MacDonald Got His Farm
(with a Little Help from a Hen)
by Judy Sierra, illustrated by Matthew Myers.
"Sierra has written an ingenious parable that’s ripped-from-the-headlines (or HGTV), and she has a two-peas-in-a-pod partnership with Myers, whose sculptural pictures and sly comedy add just the right amount of visual extravagance."
—Publishers Weekly (*STARRED REVIEW)
"A sustainability take on the old nursery rhyme, this humorous go-round places the Little Red Hen in the role of consultant to Old MacDonald. ... Myers’ acrylic-and-oil illustrations are eye-popping, with wildly exaggerated faces and bodies. A fun twist on an old favorite."
"Sierra imagines a rollicking suburban scenario that starts when MacDonald
gets tired of mowing the lawn and begins to seek out creative alternatives. A grass-nibbling goat is joined by the 'smartest hen in history,' and the fun begins."
—School Library Journal