There was a little man who ran a little factory. But as the factory grows bigger and bigger, the little workers begin to cough and choke on the smoke from the factory chimneys. It's up to the little man to save the day.
This one-of-a-kind picture book with CD-ROM keeps the little factory humming with an animated song kids will love to sing, playable on both Macs and PCs.
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Sarah Weeks is an author, singer, and songwriter. Her many books for children include the My First I Can Read Book Splish, Splash!, illustrated by Ashley Wolff, Mrs. McNosh Hangs Up Her Wash, illustrated by Nadine Bernard Westcott, and the middle-grade novel regular guy. Ms. Weeks lives in New York City.
Byron Barton is the creator of many picture books for young children, including My Car, Building a House, and Little Red Hen.From Publishers Weekly:
"There was a little man/ who ran a little factory,/ oh, la-dee-dah, la-dee-dah./ And every day he'd say,/ 'You're okay, little factory,'/ oh, la-dee-dah, la-dee-dah." Weeks's song (which she sings on an accompanying CD-ROM, tucked into a pocket inside the book's back cover) isn't substantial enough to work as a picture-book text, with its oft-repeated "oh, la-dee-dah" quickly becoming grating. When the little man is "given a command" to expand his little factory, he and his employees add more conveyor belts and chimneys. The air becomes so polluted that all the employees flee, "with their faces in their hands," except for the little man, who knocks down the new additions and replaces the chimneys with a solar panel. Then all the smiling workers return, "with the future in their hands." And "soon the air was ringing, 'cause everyone was singing..." (Yes, that same tired refrain.) The book's pedantic message eclipses the cheerful small folk in vivid colors that burst from Barton's (Dinosaurs, Dinosaurs) childlike paintings (he also animated the artwork?modestly ?for the CD-ROM). The disc allows readers to hear Weeks's appealing singing voice, but takes little advantage of the technology, and two of the four menu options are promotional plugs for Weeks's and Barton's earlier work. Ages 3-7.
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