The Farmyard Jamboree by Margaret Read MacDonald


The Farmyard Jamboree by Margaret Read MacDonald

This riotous, cumulative counting song introduces children to animals and their babies, while teaching them to count up to sixteen in multiples of two. Readers will quack, moo, bark and neigh along with the rollicking CD. This work includes engaging rhyming text that teaches children to count to sixteen in multiples of two, and teaches the names of farmyard animals and their babies. It features colourful and whimsical illustrations, along with the text and music CD, inspire children to sing and dance along with the words and images.


'Readers can't help but shout 'Cluck, cluck, cluck'

'Ay, ay, ay'

- Inspired by a Chilean folk tale, this invitingly illustrated volume boasts a parade of 16 animals as each adds another verse to the story, along with its sound!' - Publishers Weekly

About the Author

Margaret Read MacDonald has travelled the world on storytelling tours, is the author of over thirty books, and has a PhD in folklore from Indiana University. Margaret teaches storytelling at the University of Washington and has been a children's librarian since 1965. She lives in Kirkland, Washington.Bob King is a songwriter, singer, poet, storyteller and educator. Bob has been performing, teaching and writing for children and adults for over thirty years now and his songs have sold in the millions. He is best known for the song 'Sandwiches are Beautiful' and 'Brother For Sale' as recorded by Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen.Sophie Fatus is a full-time illustrator and sculptress who studied at the prestigious Academy of Fine Art in Paris. Her brightly coloured illustrations and quirky style are world-renowned and have graced the pages of several other Barefoot books including Babushka (HB: 9781841483528), Riddle Me This! (PB: 9781905236336), My Daddy is a Pretzel (HB: 9781841481500), Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush HB + CD:(9781846860355), Yoga Pretzels (9781905236046) and Yoga Planet (9781846861819). Sophie lives in Florence, Italy.

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Mixed media product
Contains Paperback and CD-Audio (Performance - spoken word)
32 pages


Margaret Read MacDonald
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Publication date

1st May 2009



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