OLD MAC DONALD HAD AN APARTMENT HOUSE by Judith Barrett

OLD MAC DONALD HAD AN APARTMENT HOUSE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Soon Old MacDonald has a farm but that's the only resemblance to the rhyme; mostly this is an excursion in the land of Zion (Gene, that is) involving an apartment house super who replaces tenants with plants and farm animals until there's nobody left to pay owner Mr. Wrental. ""Or. . . maybe a farm could pay me rent after all."" So he sets up a stand, retains the MacDonalds, and everybody and everything thrives, The fun is in seeing the black-and-white cartoons burst into color as cabbage carpets one floor, carrots grow down through another, chickens roost in dresser drawers and crows attack the corn. (Unfortunately the plant directory in the lobby and the play on words will be lost on children who can't wread.) The reaping is less comical than the sowing but youngsters will enjoy the very appearance of a four-story farm in the city.

Pub Date: Oct. 17th, 1969
Publisher: Atheneum