Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 3 to 7
- Grade: p to 2
A hilarious barnyard tale that plucks favourite characters from nursery rhymes and stirs them all together in one silly song!
Old MacDonald had a dog... didn't he? Shy Little Jack Horner steps out of the corner to sing for his friends — but Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary can't stop butting in to tell the real story!
Helaine Becker's witty text and Mike Boldt's quirky, dynamic illustrations are a perfect match in this lively romp that turns classic nursery rhymes on their heads! Full of familiar characters like Humpty Dumpty, Little Bo Peep, the Three Little Pigs, and Goosey Loosey, kids won't be able to resist giggling (and singing) along as Jack tries to remember who exactly was on Old MacDonald's farm!
About the authors
est l'auteure de nombreux livres jeunesse primés. Elle a écrit plus de 80
livres, dont Raconte-moi les graphiques : L'histoire de William Playfair et
l'album illustré à succès Un porc-épic dans un sapin. Helaine
habite à Toronto, en Ontario.
HELAINE BECKER is the author of numerous of books of fiction and non-fiction for children, among them the best-selling A Porcupine in a Pine Tree and its sequel, Dashing Through the Snow: A Canadian Jingle Bells, The Haunted House That Jack Built and Little Jack Horner, Live from the Corner. Her books have won the Silver Birch Award and the CBA Libris Award and have been shortlisted for the Red Cedar, the Hackmatack and the Rocky Mountain awards. Helaine lives in Toronto with her family. Visit her at www.helainebecker.com.
Mike Boldt has been my name
for quite a few years.
Some people call me an Author / Illustrator.
I’ve been called worse.
I still enjoy cartoons.
I like ice cream a lot.
I‘ve drawn since I was young.
I read (picture) books.
I like to write & draw them too.
I’m amazed and grateful every day this is my job.
- Commended, OLA Best Bets
- Commended, CCBC Best Books for Kids & Teens
Praise for Little Jack Horner, Live from the Corner:
"Helaine Becker's text sparkles with up-tempo wit and irreverence . . . Mike Boldt's detailed oil illustrations also offer plenty of laughs . . . This funny riff on familiar characters and songs hits all the right notes." —Quill & Quire
"With the witty dialogue and energetic illustrations, this is a great book for story time." —Resource Links
Other titles by Helaine Becker
Fossil Whisperer, The
How Wendy Sloboda Discovered a Dinosaur
On vous souhaite un joyeux Noël
We Wish You a Merry Christmas: A Canadian Carol
A Canadian Carol
That's No Dino!
Or Is It? What Makes a Dinosaur a Dinosaur
An Equal Shot
How the Law Title IX Changed America
The Most Important Mathematician You've Never Heard Of
A Porcupine in a Pine Tree Collection
Alice and Gert
An Ant and Grasshopper Story
A Story of Zheng Yi Sao