BOOKS ✬ Old MacDonald Had a Truck: Author Steve Goetz – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk

Old MacDonald Had a Truck: A New Twist On A Classic Story And Song, This Book Is Just Pure Fun School Library JournalOld MacDonald Has Some New Friends On The Farm Old MacDonald Had A Farm E I E I O And On That Farm He Had ATRUCK With A DIG DIG Here And A SCOOP SCOOP There, This Classic Folk Song Just Got Revved Up Beloved Machines The Excavator, Dump Truck, Bulldozer, And Will Have Vehicle Enthusiasts Of All Ages Reading And Singing Along With Colorful, Fun Illustrations, And Subtle Themes Of Gender Equality, Both Parents And Kids Will Enjoy This Story Over And Over Again Ideal For Family And Elementary School Story Time Steve Goetz Was Inspired To Write His Debut Picture Book, Old MacDonald Had A Truck, After His Son Began To Sing Old MacDonald Had A Farm With Alternative LyricsFans Of Old MacDonald Had A Boat And Old MacDonald S Things That Go Will Love This Entertaining Read And Sing Aloud Book With A Surprise EndingRecommended For Children Ages Years To Enjoy Any Time Of Day Perfect Family Read Aloud Book For Early And Emergent Readers In Preschool Through Grade


10 thoughts on “Old MacDonald Had a Truck:

  1. says:

    When I was little, I had a couple of friends with a little brother who was absolutely obsessed with trucks You never saw him without one of his Tonka trucks Every time I read a book in this vein, I think of that little kid and wonder if he would ve liked it I kind of like this one myself It takes the classic song and mixes it up a little Old MacDonald still has all his animals but they re helping run the heavy machinery to build a course for his wife s monster truck When they broke out When I was little, I had a couple of friends with a little brother who was absolutely obsessed with trucks You never saw him without one of his Tonka trucks Every time I read a book in this vein, I think of that little kid and wonder if he would ve liked it I kind of like this one myself It takes the classic song and mixes it up a little Old MacDonald still has all his animals but they re helping run the heavy machinery to build a course for his wife s monster truck When they broke out the motor grader, I wondered what they could possibly be building The pictures are really cute, done in a retro style by Eda Kaban illustrator of Pink Is for Boys Watching the animals engage in all the tasks with the heavy machinery is pretty amusing And I like the way the E I E I Os are incorporated into the illustrations.Overall, this is a strong picture book that ll probably appeal to kids who are really into trucks and machines, as well as those who enjoy a twist on the classic song For kids who are really into this stuff, I d recommend this book along with Anna Dewdney s Little Excavator They re both great fun on the construction site Quotable moment


  2. says:

    A new version of Old MacDonald for the truck obsessed My nineteen month old daughter adored this book and would sing Aye yi yo along with it I loved the clever illustrations and the nice touch of Mrs MacDonald being the driver of the MacDonald s new monster truck Honestly, the only thing that bugs me about this is that the refrain for the bulldozer is EIEI mow, and every time I read it I think, But you don t mow with a bulldozer


  3. says:

    This is one kids are going to enjoy Although taking a twist on the well known children s song is nothing newand made us wonder whether we d enjoy this one or not, the twists and turns catch with surprise and create giggles and smiles Plus, there s a little bit of a learn effect as well.The text is extremely simple and invites for kids to read or sing along Then, every other page or so, the thing Old MacDonald has on his farm is introducedand it s something which will make especially c This is one kids are going to enjoy Although taking a twist on the well known children s song is nothing newand made us wonder whether we d enjoy this one or not, the twists and turns catch with surprise and create giggles and smiles Plus, there s a little bit of a learn effect as well.The text is extremely simple and invites for kids to read or sing along Then, every other page or so, the thing Old MacDonald has on his farm is introducedand it s something which will make especially construction and truck fans hearts beat faster Old MacDonald might have a farm, but he s on a mission to build something muchglorious It s hard not to cheer with him and the super sweet animals as they work and work to make a huge dream come true Add the nice, large letters, E I E I O, which appear over and over again, and kids are on their way to learning a few vowels too.The illustrations make this book shine as much as the construction fun Each page is bright and packed with life The animals alone draw smiles as they run around and do different tasks, which adds to the humor Plus, it turns a bit into a guessing game as to what Old MacDonald is really up to The end is definitely a surprise, one that puts Mrs Old MacDonald in a wonderful light.We thoroughly enjoyed diving into this one and believe it will be a hit, especially among groups of kids as a read aloud.I received a complimentary copy and was surprised how fun this one was So, I m leaving my honest thoughts


  4. says:

    This rendition of Old MacDonald was inspired by the author s young son It s a fun book.


  5. says:

    This clever update to the beloved folk song has a focus on large machinery The book follows the structure of the original song, filled with E I E I O s and then inserts a different type of truck or machine in each verse The Excavator arrives first with a DIG DIG here and a DIG DIG there The front loader scoops, the bulldozer pushes, the motor grader scrapes, the dump truck does a satisfying dump thump Throughout the book, it is clear that they are building something with all of these mac This clever update to the beloved folk song has a focus on large machinery The book follows the structure of the original song, filled with E I E I O s and then inserts a different type of truck or machine in each verse The Excavator arrives first with a DIG DIG here and a DIG DIG there The front loader scoops, the bulldozer pushes, the motor grader scrapes, the dump truck does a satisfying dump thump Throughout the book, it is clear that they are building something with all of these machines and all is revealed when Old MacDonald and his wife appear in their truck at the end.This book is very engagingly designed with page turns right before the reveal of the next machine in the book And on that farm he had a There is a certain delight not only in the surprise of the equipment being shown but also in the noise that that machinery is going to make in the song.Kaban s jaunty and modern illustrations are great to see in a farm picture book The animals on the farm are just as involved as the humans in doing the work, changing into hard hats and racing uniforms as appropriate for each scene There is near mayhem on most pages, adding a zing of energy to each verse.Smart, funny and engaging, this is just right for youngsters who enjoy big machines along with a little song Appropriate for ages 2 4


  6. says:

    Big hit Lu picked this book at the library himself and immediately sat down to page through He loved being able to read E I E I O throughout the book and was pleased to see the construction vehicles included The end is a bit abrupt, as the truck drives off and left us wondering if pages were missing from the book Still, it s a book he s asked to read several times March 2019, library book


  7. says:

    This is a lively construction vehicle version of Old MacDonald Had a Farm The premise is unexpected an old MacDonald busily constructing a race track for Ms MacDonald s monster truck Though the repetitive rhyming is at times uneven, the high energy hijinks will make this a fun picture book to read aloud.


  8. says:

    Young truck enthusiasts everywhere will rejoice It s singable, catchy, and chockablock full of construction trucks My one quibble doesn t Mrs MacDonald deserve any credit in the song She s right there with Mr., tinkering, repairing, and driving Thumbs up to Kaban for giving her a spotlight


  9. says:

    I love the illustration by Eda Kaban and the book is really fun You never know what type of machinery the next page would be and this book will really resonate with kids who are familiar with all the fun machines.


  10. says:

    This makes the BEST read aloud