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Old MacDonald Had a Dragon Hardcover – October 9, 2012
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The illustrations in this book are bright and colorful. The story was silly and I personally didn't find it terribly original. However, my six and eight year old boys both gave it a thumbs up and said they thought it was funny. It also taught them some new expressions, which may or may not be a good thing: dog-gone, two-bit and having a "beef" with someone.
And don't worry (SPOILER ALERT) - everyone gets burped out of the dragon in the end and avoids permanent injury.
Basically, the dragon eats a bunch of farm animals and the farmer doesn't care. Then the dragon eats the dog. At that point, the farmer gets mad and yells at the dragon to give him back the dragon, and he kicks him in the snout (i usually don't say this sentence because it teaches kicking). The dragon then eats the farmer. The farmer doesn't mind and starts singing inside the dragon's belly, at which point the dragon "burps" out the farmer and all the animals (gross). The dragon then flies away forever.
It's a fairly large book in height/width and has paper pages (well, a little thicker and glossier than regular). The illustrations are cute and full color.
Illustrations by Christopher Santoro bring the dragon and the other farm animals to life, most humorously, especially as the dragon becomes ever more sluggish with every delectable farm morsel he consumes. Thist may not be the best book for young children, if they are not acquainted with the ways of dragons, but it will definitely help break the monotony some adults endure in singing the same song over and over. It's almost like a combination of Old McDonald and the Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I used this book for a children's music class to teach them about form. The children loved the story, learned to understand form and asked to read it again.Published 4 months ago by Little lady
My students loved this book as a read aloud! The book is very entertaining and a wonderful resource for teaching new vocabulay words.Published 4 months ago by Lillian Smallwood
Such a cute story. My little boys love it so much they have started quoting parts of it.Published 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
My grandchildren and I really enjoyed this book. They asked me to read it over and over! The illustrations were fun, too!Published 8 months ago by robin Dorfman