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Children's Fiction Humorous Stories

Little Jack Horner, Live from the Corner

by (author) Helaine Becker & Mike Boldt

Scholastic Canada Ltd
Initial publish date
Jan 2013
Humorous Stories
Recommended Age
3 to 7
Recommended Grade
p to 2
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Jan 2013
    List Price

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A hilarious barnyard tale that plucks favourite characters from nursery rhymes and stirs them all together in one silly song!

Old MacDonald had a dog... didn't he? Shy Little Jack Horner steps out of the corner to sing for his friends — but Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary can't stop butting in to tell the real story!

Helaine Becker's witty text and Mike Boldt's quirky, dynamic illustrations are a perfect match in this lively romp that turns classic nursery rhymes on their heads! Full of familiar characters like Humpty Dumpty, Little Bo Peep, the Three Little Pigs, and Goosey Loosey, kids won't be able to resist giggling (and singing) along as Jack tries to remember who exactly was on Old MacDonald's farm!

About the authors


Helaine Becker
est l'auteure de nombreux livres jeunesse primés. Elle a écrit plus de 80
livres, dont Raconte-moi les graphiques : L'histoire de William Playfair et
l'album illustré à succès Un porc-épic dans un sapin. Helaine
habite à Toronto, en Ontario.


HELAINE BECKER is the author of numerous of books of fiction and non-fiction for children, among them the best-selling A Porcupine in a Pine Tree and its sequel, Dashing Through the Snow: A Canadian Jingle Bells, The Haunted House That Jack Built and Little Jack Horner, Live from the Corner. Her books have won the Silver Birch Award and the CBA Libris Award and have been shortlisted for the Red Cedar, the Hackmatack and the Rocky Mountain awards. Helaine lives in Toronto with her family. Visit her at

Helaine Becker's profile page

Mike Boldt has been my name
for quite a few years.

Some people call me an Author / Illustrator.
I’ve been called worse.

I still enjoy cartoons.

I like ice cream a lot.

I‘ve drawn since I was young.

I read (picture) books.

I like to write & draw them too.

I’m amazed and grateful every day this is my job.

Mike Boldt's profile page


  • Commended, OLA Best Bets, Honourable Mention
  • Commended, CCBC Best Books for Kids & Teens

Editorial Reviews

Praise for Little Jack Horner, Live from the Corner:

"Helaine Becker's text sparkles with up-tempo wit and irreverence . . . Mike Boldt's detailed oil illustrations also offer plenty of laughs . . . This funny riff on familiar characters and songs hits all the right notes." —Quill & Quire

"With the witty dialogue and energetic illustrations, this is a great book for story time." —Resource Links

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