Toddlers love singing "Old MacDonald Had a Farm." Now David A. Carter, paper engineer extraordinaire, connects another favorite to this beloved nursery song: a pop-up book! Old MacDonald is a cheerful-looking cat in overalls, a polka-dotted shirt, and a straw hat. On each page he appears next to a hidden animal. "Old MacDonald had a farm, E-I-E-I-O. And on this farm he had a..." Look behind the fence or under the reeds to find a pig with a twirly tail ("oink oink"); a quacking, bobbing duck; a neighing horse nuzzling a colt; and more. But best of all is the grand finale, when all the animals pop up out of the two-page spread to spell out "E-I-E-I-O!" Lush colors and collage illustrations pop out at the reader as well, at least visually. Young readers will delight in Carter's version of this classic.
Carter is the very popular creator of such treasures as Alpha Bugs: A Pop-Up Alphabet, Easter Bugs: A Springtime Pop- Up, and In and Out. (Ages 2 to 5) --Emilie Coulter