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Old MacDonald Had a Baby

Old MacDonald Had a Baby

Emily Snape; illustrated by K-Fai Steele

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A non-traditional family stars in Old MacDonald Had a Baby, a contemporary picture book from Emily Snape and K-Fai Steele.

New babies are challenging! Old MacDonald, a young father, has his hands full. From feeding to diapering to bathing his baby, he soon realizes he needs LOTS of help from his animal friends, including a sheep, a cow, a chicken, a goat, and a dog. A two-dad family and a humorous cast of animals star in this contemporary fun and warm take on the familiar rhyme.

Praise for Old MacDonald Had a Baby

"Early parenthood builds into a barnyard menagerie in this variation on “Old MacDonald.” One father, brown skinned and bespectacled, heads out for the day; his lighter-skinned, plaid-clad partner waves from the door of their farmhouse residence, babe in arm. As the day unfolds, the latter cares for their infant with the help of a growing retinue of animal friends, among them a dog, a cow, and a chicken who totes a rainbow-ribboned tambourine. ... As the day ramps up, then winds down, a loving community emerges from Steele’s emotive ink and watercolor art (a cow offers milk, a horse distracts using a frog puppet). .... the long days ring true, and the vision of an inclusive, affectionate caretaking village shines."--Publishers Weekly, starred review -

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Emily Snape; illustrated by K-Fai Steele

Emily Snape is the author of the Motor Mix series of novelty books published by Chronicle. She lives in Bloomsbury, London, United Kingdom.

K-Fai Steele is an exciting new illustrator whose debut picture book is A Normal Pig. She lives in San Francisco, California.

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Emily Snape

Emily Snape

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K-Fai Steele

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