Old MacDonald Had a Boat (Old MacDonald Had a Truck #2)

by Steve Goetz (Author) Eda Kaban (Illustrator)

Old MacDonald Had a Boat (Old MacDonald Had a Truck #2)
Old Mac and Mrs. Mac are at it again! This time, these DIY-happy farmers wield a host of noisy tools--from hammers to sanders, and even a blowtorch--to soup up their rusty old fishing boat. With a BANG BANG here and a BUZZ BUZZ there, this silly, summery sequel to the wildly popular Old MacDonald Had a Truck is sure to make a splash--and have the whole family singing along.

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Publishers Weekly

Old Mac and Mrs. Mac--the spry, gray-haired farmers who starred in Old MacDonald Had a Truck--are back for more tinkering around the farm. In warm, comedic spreads, Kaban depicts the industrious pair as they revamp an old fishing boat and construct a boat ramp. Using the titular song, Goetz introduces tools that the Macs use to get the vessel into tip-top shape: "And on that farm he had a... torch! E-I-E-I-Blow! With a blow blow here/ and a blow blow there,/ here a blow, there a blow,/ everywhere a blow blow." Farmhands include a cast of piglets, sheep, a rooster, and a fox, dressed in breezy summer clothes, who help the couple hammer, sand, and paint. At dusk, the boat, christened "Fantastic," is set to go. Final spreads show the Macs and farm friends on water skis and relaxing on their waterfront porch. The lively visual humor and unexpected additions to the classic song ensure read-aloud appeal. Ages 3-5. (Mar.)

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Steve Goetz
Steve Goetz was inspired to write his debut picture book after his son began to sing Old MacDonald Had a Farm with alternative lyrics. He lives with his family in San Francisco.

Eda Kaban is a native of Turkey. She now teaches at Academy of Art University, in addition to exhibiting work in galleries and illustrating children's books. She lives in San Francisco.

Lexile Measure
Guided Reading Level
Publication date
March 20, 2018
Old MacDonald Had a Truck
Age Range
3 - 6 years

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