Punk Farm

Summary:

Tonight's the B-I-G night. Sheep, Cow, Goat, Chicken, and Pig, aka the band Punk Farm, has their big rock concert for all of the other animals. In the middle of their last practice, Cow hears footsteps in the farmhouse. Oh, no! Farmer Joe is supposed to be asleep. Will the rest of the barnyard get to hear that screaming guitar?


Reader Enjoyment Factors:

This picture book adds a twist and lots of fun to a very popular children's song.

Content Awareness Factors:

If you like to sit and read quietly, this isn't your book. What makes it great is how much fun you can have rocking out with your kids!


Little Kid Reaction

Our daughter first read this book at school ... and was reciting it for nights. Then she had the chance to borrow it from the library and she is in Hog heaven! She laughs, she plays air guitar, she loves it.

Parent Reaction

This is fun to read. Yes, it is Old MacDonald Had a Farm all over again, but the story is cute and you can have LOTS of fun with it. We don't recommend it for bedtime, though!

Type of Book:
This is an amped up version of Old MacDonald's Farm.
Educational Themes:

This book is made for making reading fun. Use it as the inspiration for your own homegrown band, put on some Pete Seeger (or Bruce or whomever), and have a blast.

Reading Level:
2.0
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
7 to 10
Recommended Age To Read Together:
4 to 8
Age of child:
Started reading with child nearly 6 years old.
Purchase Recommendation:
If you borrow, be prepared to renew it. This is one of those books that your kids will want for a long time. We think it's a buy because it will help with reading a little later down the line!

Title Punk Farm
Author Jarrett J. Krosoczka
Publisher Knopf Books for Young Readers, Imprint Knopf Doubleday © 2005
Illustrators Jarrett J. Krosoczka
ISBN 0375824294
Material Hard Cover
Cost $15.95
Genres Music
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