Cover for Punk Farm
|Author||Jarrett J. Krosoczka|
|Cover artist||Jarrett J. Krosoczka|
|Publisher||Knopf Books for Young Readers|
|April 26, 2005|
|Media type||Print (Hardcover)|
|ISBN||0-375-82429-4 (hardcover, first edition, Knoph)|
|LC Class||PZ7.K935 Pu 2005|
Punk Farm is a children's book by Jarrett J. Krosoczka, published on April 26, 2005 by Knopf Books for Young Readers. Soensha, a Japanese publisher, plans on publishing a Japanese edition of the book. A sequel book, Punk Farm on Tour, was released on October 9, 2007.
Krosoczka's book tells the story of five farm animals— Sheep, Pig, Chicken, Goat and Cow—who are an underground rock band, perform a punk cover of "Old MacDonald had a Farm" while Farmer Joe is asleep.
Awards and nominations
- The book was one of Child Magazine's "Best Books of the Year" in 2005.
- It was also a Texas 2 by 2 Reading List Book and a Miami Herald "Best Book of the Year"
- It was recommended by NY1, The Boston Globe, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, The Wichita Eagle, and The Associated Press.
- It received a starred review by Kirkus Reviews.
- Punk Farm has also been nominated for the following state awards:
- WEMTA Golden Archer Award, Wisconsin's state book award
- Mitten Award, Michigan's state book award
- Volunteer State Book Award, Tennessee's state award
In June 2011, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer announced that it is developing a computer-animated film based on the book. David Silverman, the director of The Simpsons Movie and co-director of Monsters, Inc., will direct the feature. A release date and the cast for the film is currently unknown.
- "DreamWorks Animation Gets Ready to Rock With 'Punk Farm'" (Press release). DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. 2006-04-06. Retrieved 2011-02-12.
- Kilday, Gregg (2011-06-08). "MGM to Develop 'Punk Farm' Animated Movie". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2011-06-09.
- Punk Farm's official site (requires Macromedia Shockwave)
- Jarrett J. Krosoczka's official site (requires Macromedia Shockwave)
- ^ Random House page
- Amazon.com entry
- Characters' home at MySpace.com
- Punk Farm at The Big Cartoon DataBase
|This article about a children's picture book is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|