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Old Macdonald Had a Farm

Old Macdonald Had a Farm


Old Macdonald Had a Farm

About the Book

A warm reimagining of the beloved folk song with a surprising new twist!

     Take children on a musical journey through Old MacDonald's farm to learn the sounds of farm animals - and find out what surprises might be in store for Old MacDonald himself! Jane Cabrera accompanies this sing-along classic with high-spirited illustrations and a refreshing text that will have young readers and parents eagerly turning the pages.

     Jane Cabrera's picture books have received worldwide attention and two Oppenheim Toy Portfolio awards. Her colorful twists on traditional nursery rhymes are a delight to both teachers and parents hoping to engage toddlers in the act of reading.

Product Details

On sale: February 11, 2020
Age: 2-5 years
Grade: Up to Kindergarten
Page count: 32 Pages
ISBN: 9780823444786

Author Bio

Jane Cabrera is the author and illustrator of many beloved books for young children, including Baa, Baa, Black Sheep; There Was an Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe; and Row, Row, Row Your Boat. She is best known for her exuberant versions of classic nursery rhymes and her bright, kid-friendly paint and collage illustrations. Publishers Weekly has said "her style exudes the joy of creation." She lives beside Dartmoor National Park in South Devon, England.


"Cabrera’s swirls and dabs of paint, besides covering a wide spectrum of colors, also give a three-dimensional appearance to her paintings. . . . a bright enticement to the very young to sing along, and learn about the farm animals."—Kirkus Reviews
"Cabrera’s bright, splotchy illustrations follow the text, with full spreads devoted to each verse. Young children can read along easily enough and can probably add their own verses to the mix."—School Library Journal