Little Old Farm Folk, Godine’s first-ever board book, fondly evokes memories of Old MacDonald and his farm. In sweet rhyme, we are taken through the daily tasks of running the farm: milking, egg collecting, laundry, woodcutting, and more. The little old man, the little old lady, their cat, their dog, and other familiar livestock are depicted in Andrea Wisnewski’s charming paper-cut print style. Each quaint vignette contains artistic details that will enthrall children, while the text begs to be read aloud, time and time again. An original in the time-honored tradition of children’s books on farm life, Little Old Farm Folk is a endearing little primer on a more rustic way of living.
It’s a charmingly old-fashioned trip to the farm that speaks to hard work and simple pleasures.
An idyllic and idealized portrait of rural America.