Old MacDonald had a Zoo – a book review

We were off to Whipsnade Zoo last week during half term, so when Egmont UK sent us a new book, it was perfect timing!  Old MacDonald had a Zoo is written by Curtis Jobling with comical illustrations by Tom McLaughlin.

Old MacDonald had a ZooI don’t know about your kids, but Monkey loves the Old MacDonald nursery rhyme.  We’re always singing it.  So when I read out the title of Old MacDonald has a Zoo, Monkey started to laugh.  No Mummy!  That’s not right!  Well, let’s read it and see.

In this lovely paperback book we meet a newly wealthy Old MacDonald – he has won the lottery!  What will he spend his fortune on?  Monkey thought he should buy a new tractor, but he didn’t take his advice, he bought a Zoo instead!

There are lots of flaps to lift as we follow the the ill-fated Old MacDonald as he and his old farm animals visit his new Zoo.

Old MacDonald had a Zoo

As you can see in this photograph, the text of Old MacDonald had a Zoo follows the more traditional Farm song.  So you can actually sing your way through the book.  It’s a great way to encourage children to talk about the noises zoo animals make and their actions. Monkey loved the elephant – with a Stomp Stomp here …….

Needless to say that Farmers are probably best kept in their own environment!

Priced at £6.99 Old MacDonald had a Zoo was published in April, it’s a funny twist on an old classic and we both really like it.

disclaimer: we were sent this book in exchange for an honest review

About Over 40 and a Mum to One

I'm a Mum in my late 40′s with a 7 year old son. I had a busy life in Export Sales before my Monkey came along, but decided to become a stay at home Mum once he arrived. Now I enjoy writing my own family lifestyle and travel blog. sharing the adventures that we have as Monkey makes his journey through school.We have a cat called Brewster who makes appearances and I’m a mad Ferrari Formula 1 fan, so that expect to hear about as each season unfolds.We love reviewing toys, games and books and would love the opportunity to look at anything that fits in with our family lifestyle. We are always out and about and offering an insight on the places we visit, with a passion for nature thrown in for good measure.If you like what you read please leave me a comment, I love to hear from people, and always try to reply. Enjoy the read.

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