There are many different book versions of Old MacDonald but you haven’t read one like this before. Old MacDonald Heard a Fart is the stinkiest, funniest version of the song you’ve ever heard.
As the title suggests this book is full of farts. All of the usual animals on Old MacDonald’s farm are here but they’ve all got a serious case of wind. Each animal makes a very distinct fart noise and Old MacDonald demonstrates how to make the sounds on each page.
Old MacDonald Heard a Fart is a picture book that is guaranteed to make kids laugh out loud. I’ve read and sung it to the 5 and 6 year olds at my school and they were laughing the whole time. They left the library making farting noises and I’m sure they went home to tell their parents all about it. I am sure that this book will never stay on the shelf because the kids will be reading it again and again. Olaf Falafel is going to have the Old MacDonald tune stuck on repeat in the heads of kids and adults.
It is Olaf Falafel’s illustrations that really make this book stand out for me. They look quite similar to Axel Scheffler’s illustrations as he gives each of the animals some real personality. The pig wears a tutu, the cow wears a Hawaiian shirt and the duck wears a boater hat. The illustrations of Old MacDonald’s face at the bottom of the page are really helpful to figure out how to make the fart noises, especially when the kids want to make the noises.
Laugh and fart along with your kids as you read Old MacDonald Heard a Fart. Later in the year you also have the festive Father Christmas Heard a Fart to look forward to.