MS. MACDONALD HAS A CLASS by Jan Ormerod

MS. MACDONALD HAS A CLASS

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Age Range: 5 - 8

KIRKUS REVIEW

 Ms. MacDonald, fashionable in ankle boots and hoop earrings, takes her class of two dozen appealingly diverse children ``down to the farm, E-I-E-I-O.'' Back in the classroom they parade around imitating the farm animals, improvising costumes, and painting scenery, then tidy up and take a nap. Every activity becomes embedded in cumulative verse (``Here a lid, there a wipe, everybody wash hands''), which slows things down at times. But the pace quickens when the children put on a performance for parents, an exuberant song and dance parade that's warmly and amusingly detailed. The original song wins for simple, raucous fun; this version scores for its rendering of energetic children making an eye-filling hubbub. (Picture book. 5-8)

Pub Date: Aug. 16th, 1996
ISBN: 0-395-77611-2
Page count: 28pp
Publisher: Clarion
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: June 15th, 1996




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