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Punk Farm by Jarrett J. Krosoczka

Punk Farm (2005)

by Jarrett J. Krosoczka

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In my opinion this a fun book to read, but should only be used as a very small part for the lesson plan. The language isn't very descriptive, but the pictures really show what the author is saying. There is a picture of animals in line and the line reads "The animals are waiting in line to get their tickets." The writing is organized they have a sequence where the farmer goes to bed. Then they introduce each farm animal one at a time. "Cow sets up her drums, Pig plugs in his amps, Chicken sets up her keyboard" and so on. The characters are funny. They are farm animals who are rock stars. The point of view is third person. The illustrations are fun and loud like the plot of the story. The message is to show a new fun way to learn and use music. ( )
  mgladi1 | Feb 19, 2016 |
Punk Farm is a spirited retelling of the “while the farmer is away, the animals will play” idea. The bold colors and rough edges of the cartoony illustrations bring the motion and energy of rock music to a stereotypical farmyard. By using “Old MacDonald” as the song the band performs, children can easily participate and jam out while singing a rocking and rolling version of the familiar song. It’s simple enough that it can be used with young children to not just your basic farm animals but also some rock instruments and the sounds with which they are associated. Overall, there isn't much depth, but it is still a fun alternative story for young punks or musically inclined families.
  KellyAnnGraff | Mar 4, 2014 |
A playful portrait of a hard-rocking animal band. The brightly painted illustrations and simple text show us a day in the life of Farmer Joe and Cow, Pig, Chicken, Sheep, and Goat. Farmer Joe works all day with no idea of the hijinks his animals get up to at night. After he goes to sleep, they put on an exciting concert in the barn. The illustrations are intensely colored and simply composed, while the performance portion of the story is a fun take on "Old MacDonald Had a Farm", but the introductory portion of the book is a little slow. Ages 4-8. Recommended for additional purchase. ( )
  mossing | Sep 25, 2011 |
This is a book about a punk band of farm animals, that must practice and play shows in secret from their farmer, Joe. They play classics but with a punk twist, like "old macdonald had a farm," but really loud! The design is great, meant to look like an old rock and roll record sleeve. ( )
  laurakurtz | May 23, 2011 |
Punk Farm is a creative re-imagining of Old MacDonald, and what those farm animals REALLY do when the Farmer goes to sleep. Once the Farmer is out, the animals pull out their amp's and get to work. The other animals start lining up, anxious for some good old punk rock!
The language is simple but relevant, and the illustrations make the book. Especially the front and back verso pages, where the band has it's 'old' black and white pictures, member list, a shout out list, and an autographed picture. I think another wining moment for this book is that it gives a web address ( www.punkfarm.com ) where you can listen to the band's "barn-burning hit single". I imagine this can release some of the stress from parents having to sing a punk rock Old MacDonald every night. ( )
  SmithA45 | Dec 3, 2010 |
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After a long day of work, Farmer Joe goes home to bed.

But meanwhile, back at the barn . . .
Cow sets up her drums.
Pig plugs in his amp.
Goat tunes his bass.
Chicken sets up her keyboards.
And Sheep checks the microphone.

They are Punk Farm and tonight they're ready to ROCK!

With adorable farm animals - and a surprise tribute to Old MacDonald - this rollicking tale is sure to have kids cheering--and singing--along.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:18:16 -0400)

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At the end of the day, while Farmer Joe gets ready for bed, his animals tune their instruments to perform in a big concert as a rock band called Punk Farm.

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