Wonderful illustrations of farm life are seen in this primer. The children in Ms. MacDonald's class returning from a field trip to a farm creatively answer what life would be like to be a farmyard animal. The multi-ethnic illustrations of her children broaden the appeal of this fine adaptation of the traditional rhyme.
Praise for Ms. MacDonald Has a Class
"Lucky are the kids in Ms. MacDonald's kindergarten, for she makes learning the joyous experience it can and should be. The rhythm and rhyme of the nursery song relate a class visit to a farm and the follow-up classroom activities that culminate in a performance for family members. The children dance and sing, plan and measure, create and clean up--whole language in a nutshell. As always Ormerod's drawings capture the personalities and animated exuberance of her characters; 24 multicultural munchkins do their kindergarten thing... A winner." — School Library Journal