MS MACDONALD HAS A CLASS Ms MacDonald has a class E-I-E-I-O She takes her class down to the farm E-I-E-I-O And from that visit springs a plan. . .
Every child in Ms MacDonald's busy class returns to school full of fun ideas on how to stage a farmyard extravaganza.
And with a skip trip here and a snip stitch there, every child discovers what it's like to be a woolly lamb, a porky pig, a fluffy bunny or even a curly cabbage!
Ms. MacDonald, fashionable in ankle boots and hoop earrings, takes her class of two dozen appealingly diverse children "down to the farm, E-I-E-I-O." Back in the classroom they parade around imitating the farm animals, improvising costumes, and painting scenery, then tidy up and take a nap. Every activity becomes embedded in cumulative verse ("Here a lid, there a wipe, everybody wash hands"), which slows things down at times. But the pace quickens when the children put on a performance for parents, an exuberant song and dance parade that's warmly and amusingly detailed. The original song wins for simple, raucous fun; this version scores for its rendering of energetic children making an eye-filling hubbub. (Kirkus Reviews)
Series: Red Fox picture book
Number Of Pages: 26
Published: 1st February 2012
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 26.0 x 27.0 x 0.500
Weight (kg): 0.18
Edition Number: 1