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The Resource Old MacDonald had a baby, Emily Snape ; illustrated by K-Fai Steele

Old MacDonald had a baby, Emily Snape ; illustrated by K-Fai Steele

Label
Old MacDonald had a baby
Title
Old MacDonald had a baby
Statement of responsibility
Emily Snape ; illustrated by K-Fai Steele
Creator
Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
New father Old MacDonald spends a day caring for his baby, with a little help from the farm animals
Character
Illustration
Review
  • /* Starred Review */ 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.—Katie Callahan, Montgomery County Public Schools, MD --Katie Callahan (Reviewed 11/01/2019) (School Library Journal, vol 65, issue 10, p45)
  • /* Starred Review */ 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. Together, the growing group helps with ablutions, feedings (“with a spoonful here,/ and a handful there,” Snape writes), and entertainments, even breaking for a tractor-adjacent diaper change (“E-I-E-I-O”). 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). Though the meter sometimes feels clunky, the long days ring true, and the vision of an inclusive, affectionate caretaking village shines. Ages 2–5. (Nov.)
			 --Staff (Reviewed 08/19/2019) (Publishers Weekly, vol 266, issue 33, p)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10823882
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Snape, Emily
Dewey number
[E]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PZ8.3.S6724
LC item number
Old 2019
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • -1
  • 1
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Steele, K-Fai
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Infants
  • Stories in rhyme
  • Babies
Target audience
preschool
Label
Old MacDonald had a baby, Emily Snape ; illustrated by K-Fai Steele
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
2019001973
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781250302816
Lccn
2019001973
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1064678874
Label
Old MacDonald had a baby, Emily Snape ; illustrated by K-Fai Steele
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
2019001973
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781250302816
Lccn
2019001973
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1064678874

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