The bright, old timey tempo of old MacDonald Had a Farm (1972) becomes sheer corn here as the verses of Go Tell Aunt Rhody...

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GO TELL AUNT RHODY

The bright, old timey tempo of old MacDonald Had a Farm (1972) becomes sheer corn here as the verses of Go Tell Aunt Rhody are limned out in rebus-fashion, each stanza accompanied by a fluorescent landscape (showing different sorts of travelers on their way to notify Aunt Rhody) in which we must find the ""hidden"" goose. Once you've ferreted out those rather obscure buried geese and decoded the verses, the flashy pictures are flat and meaningless; and the addition of goose ""Poems to Recite,"" ""Games to Play""' and a signboard announcing that ""The Old Gray Goose . . . is alive and well contrary to rumors"" only makes what should have been a simple operation hopelessly cluttered.

Pub Date: March 20, 1973

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Lippincott

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 1, 1973