Old Manhattan Has Some Farms

Old Manhattan Has Some Farms


Book - 2014
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A clever new spin on "Old MacDonald," this fun book explores the popular trend of urban farming. From rooftop farms and gardens on Manhattan high rises to neighborhood gardens in empty lots in Atlanta to hydroponic gardens in Seattle, growing food locally has become an important part of city-dwelling life.

Set to the tune of the popular children's song, this bouncy rhyming text will get everyone reading (or singing) out loud. If you're not comfortable singing aloud, download the free recording of the song created by popular children's performer Caspar Babypants (aka Chris Ballew, lead singer and songwriter for the band The Presidents of the United States of America). Six North American cities are highlighted, but included in the back matter are tips and tricks on how to alter the text so you can sing about your own hometown gardens.

Back matter also includes more information about the different types of gardens introduced, additional resources, and the sheet music for the song.
Publisher: Watertown, MA : Charlesbridge, [2014]
ISBN: 9781580895729
Branch Call Number: E LENDROTH
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Endle, Kate - Illustrator


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DonnaN_KCMO Dec 02, 2016

Instead of Old MacDonald with farm animals, this book features different cities and different types of gardens found in those cities. The refrain is E-I-E-I Grow, which children enjoyed singing. Colorful pictures show adults and children doing the gardening. There is even a verse about the compost bins at the White House.


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