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Product Details

  • Age Range: 3 - 7 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 2
  • Lexile Measure: 490L (What's this?)
  • Hardcover: 40 pages
  • Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers; First Edition edition (April 26, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0375824294
  • ISBN-13: 978-0375824296
  • Product Dimensions: 0.4 x 10.3 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #124,257 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From School Library Journal

Kindergarten-Grade 2-After Farmer Joe heads to bed, Cow, Goat, Pig, Sheep, and Chicken pull out their instruments and electronic equipment, don their shades, and transform themselves into the rock band Punk Farm. Animals line up outside the barn to buy tickets, then settle in for a rousing show featuring a way-out version of "Old MacDonald Had a Farm," with each musician doing a solo. At sunrise, a none-the-wiser Farmer Joe finds his sound-asleep livestock not quite ready for "a big day of work." Single- and double-page cartoon-style paintings combine muddy and bold colors to contrast the earthy farm setting with the energy, edginess, and excitement of the concert. Print, mostly white drop-out, is used effectively, juxtaposing traditional block style for the narrative with a larger, more graphic layout of the same typeface to suggest the distinctive musical sound. The eye-popping orange and purple front cover sets the scene and contrasts with the muted blues, browns, and greens of the back cover depicting the fabulous five in the barnyard, post-event. The fun is carried onto the endpapers, which feature a montage of posters, torn tickets, publicity "photos" of the band, and scrawled notebook pages. Quite a romp.-Marie Orlando, Suffolk Cooperative Library System, Bellport, NY
Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

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PreS-Gr. 2. At the end of a long day, Farmer Joe heads for bed. Back in the barn, a band of his animals prepare to rehearse for their rock concert later that night. Cow and Chicken set up drums and keyboard, while Pig and Goat tune their guitar and bass and vocalist Sheep tests the mike. At the performance, they play their version of "Old MacDonald Had a Farm," with riffs on their instruments instead of the usual animal sounds. Their frantic fans go wild. Krosoczka says on the back flap that he had childhood daydreams of rock stardom, but even kids who've never picked up an air guitar will enjoy the droll humor. The paintings, which start out simple and bucolic, become increasingly jazzy as the band heats up, climaxing in a frenzy of form and color, then reverting to a quiet scene when morning brings Farmer Joe back to the barn. For parents and teachers who want an audio version, the book's Web site features a downloadable version of the song. Carolyn Phelan
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More About the Author

Jarrett J. Krosoczka has been passionate about storytelling through words and pictures since he was a kid. He began his professional career by illustrating educational readers for a national publisher while still an undergraduate at Rhode Island School of Design. Then, just six months after graduation, Jarrett received his first contract for a trade book that he authored. Knopf Books for Young Readers published Good Night, Monkey Boy on June 12, 2001 and Jarrett hasn't stopped or slowed down since.

Jarrett is a two-time winner of the Children's Choice Book Award for the Third to Fourth Grade Book of the Year and is the author and illustrator of twenty-three books including the Lunch Lady graphic novels and Platypus Police Squad middle-grade novel series. Jarrett's TED Talk on his journey from boy to artist has been viewed nearly a half-million times. He is also the host of The Book Report with JJK on SiriusXM's Kids Place Live, a weekly segment celebrating books, authors and reading. His work was recently featured on the front page of The Boston Globe and on NPR's All Things Considered. It has also been recommended by national publications such as Newsweek, The New York Times and USA Today. His Punk Farm picture book and Lunch Lady series are both currently in development as feature films. Jarrett lives in Western Massachusetts with his wife, two daughters and their pug--Ralph Macchio.

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My preschool class loved this book.
Tara
It's really a fun book and we enjoy reading & singing it to her.
Nat Y.
They LOVED listening to the Punk Farm version of Old MacDonald.
Dawn Danowski

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By An Amazon customer on August 4, 2005
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
What a great book! My 4 year old son loves the colorful pictures and the funny story in this large-format book. We read this book every night a bedtime, and it's still funny to both us. How many books can you say that about (not counting Dr Seuss)?

This book is so wonderful because (1) the writing is simple yet descriptive, as well as current.

(2) the illustrations are rich, warm and very funny.

(3) the subject matter is appealing to preschoolers (who are little anarchists anyway) and their parents. Don't worry, the anarchy the animals do is just to stay up late and play a concert for their fellow farm animals.

The story is similar to "Giggle Giggle Quack" and "Click Clack Moo," -- there is a farmer who makes the mistake of leaving the animals alone, and they go wild (in a good way). The twist is that the band of animals does a punk version of "Old MacDonald!" Hilarity ensues.

Introducing Punk Farm:

Sheep - vocals. Sample quote "Are you ready to rock?"
Pig - guitar. Grimaces and plays guitar behind his head
Chicken - keyboards. Stands on her keyboard at the end of the song
Goat - bass. Sample quote: "Whatever Dude."

Punk Farm plays "Old Macdonald" to a barn full of fans. Each page is one verse of the song, featuring a band member "wailing" on their instrument. At the end of the song, the sheep says to the audience, "Thank you, Wisconsin!"

This is a modern children's classic, right up there with the two aforementioned farm animal books, and "I Stink," "I'm Mighty," and "Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus."

(...)

Hey, ho, let's go!

-- a 40-ish Mom and librarian
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By nasirah on July 3, 2006
Format: Hardcover
initially, we borrowed this book from the library and we loved it so we had to buy it. my daughter loves the song "old mcdonald" and jarrett j krosoczka puts a rocking twist to the whole thing. when we read the book together, i sing punk farm's rendition and she wiggles/dances in my lap!:0D an added bonus--you can download the song from the website! good times!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Robert Beveridge HALL OF FAMEVINE VOICE on March 30, 2009
Format: Hardcover
Jarrett J. Krosoczka, Punk Farm (Knopf, 2005)

Amusing kids' book, if far slighter than most of those I've seen in the past few years. Basically a lot of setup for a rocked-out rendition of "Old MacDonald Had a Farm" (much more amusing at the book's website, [....], than it is in print). In my estimation, the younger the child, the better, on this one, and it'll require a reader who's good at acting out sounds. (Check out the recorded song for an idea of what the sound effects should sound like; the words don't really give you much to go on.) Fun stuff, but your kid may grow out of it faster than other books. ***
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By D. I. Streich on August 25, 2005
Format: Hardcover
My 3-year-old son loves this book [...] Jarrett is a delight, and this book is a refreshing change of pace for those of us who read the same stories over and over and over again. This is a book my son enjoys all by himself, and he uses his own little animals, like the sheep and the pig and the chicken and the cow to make his own punk farm show. It's so much fun. Thanks!
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By christine on April 10, 2014
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I heard about the author on TED and ordered his book right away :)

Nice short, easy to read sentences for you kids and awesome illustrations!
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By L. Davila on March 18, 2014
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This is a wonderful imaginative author / illustrator, we had the pleasure of meeting him and hearing his process of writing, he even inspired me.
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By jhens76 on February 16, 2014
Format: Kindle Edition
A fun new take on the old kids classic "old McDonald". Punk Farm is one of my daughters favorites. Kids will love it and parents will too
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By Nashville Rae on April 27, 2013
Format: Paperback
My 2-1/2-year-old son loves this book! We found Bubble Bath Pirates first and bought more of the same author. We weren't disappointed. Punk Farm gives plenty of opportunity for interaction and creativity.
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