FICTION

Old MacDonald Had a Baby

Feiwel & Friends. Nov. 2019. 40p. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9781250302816.
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PreS-Gr 1–With a twist on the traditional Old MacDonald rhyme, Snape tells what life is like with a new baby, incorporating the same singsong E-I-E-I-O refrain. Steele’s colorful illustrations turn the tables on the role of the farmer and the animals as, one by one, the farm animals enter the story to lend a helping hand to a new dad. Snape uses bold print to emphasize all of the sounds, parental tasks, and needs of a baby that are sure to tire Old MacDonald out. Children will be delighted and amused at many of the images depicting the mayhem that infants inevitably can create and parents will be impressed with the animals’ patience with the baby’s antics.
VERDICT A great addition to any library especially with its depiction of a modern, two-dad family.

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