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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... the long days ring true, and the vision of an inclusive, affectionate caretaking village shines."--Publishers Weekly, starred review

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. ...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. A great addition to any library especially with its depiction of a modern, two-dad family."–-School Library Journal, starred review


Reviews from Goodreads

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
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K-Fai Steele

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