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  • A Right Royal Christmas
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  • The Tuotara and the Skink
  • Wacko Kakapo
  • Mr Tanglewood and the Pungapeople

 

 

OLD MACDONALD'S FARM  2011

Illustrated by Donovan Bixley
Softcover and Hardcover
280 x 210mm (landscape), 24 pages 

 

 

Old MacDonald has a beautiful New Zealand Farm - and on that farm he has some very remarkable animals! What are they up to now?

 

REVIEWS

"Illustrator Donovan Bixley gives this age-old song a distinctly New Zealand flavour. The illustrations while being designed for pre-schoolers also have items and quirky aspects that parents and teachers will also enjoy, like gumboot wearing turkeys like those on a famous 'Country Calendar' episode. Also in the carefully detailed illustrations are all manner of kiwiana. 
The illustrations are humorous and while matching the words of the song, tell their own tale with some interesting twists. The story isn't completely revealed until the end of the book. Pre-schoolers can also hone their observation skills by finding the magpies on each page or by seeing what other items they can see. 
For those a bit older, especially teachers, the music for the song is at the back of the book. This version is a picture book that will be treasured by old and young alike. It is an entertaining and interesting homage to the rural background of this country. "

Harry Hobnail and the Pungapeople