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Old Macdonald Had A... Zoo?

Written & illustrated by Iza Trapani
Published by Charlesbridge
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Sep 12, 2017
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An extended retelling of the classic children’s song “Old MacDonald Had a Farm” by beloved author/illustrator Iza Trapani featuring zoo animals running amok on the farmstead.

Iza Trapani is known for her clever twists on classic nursery rhymes. This time she outdoes herself with a vist to longtime favorite Old MacDonald. His busy little farm–with a moo, moo here and a moo, moo there is out of controwhen zoo animals like kangaroos, elephants, and hippos join the menagerie. What’s a farmer to do? Iza Trapani’s hilarious, jam-packed illustrations are full of details animal-loving readers will point at with glee. And the sweet ending will keep them giggling until the next reading.

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Who Wrote Old Macdonald Had A... Zoo?

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Iza Trapani
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I was born in Poland, and immigrated to the U.S. when I was seven. I learned English with the help of a Mother Goose collection which my relatives had given me. Before I understood the words, I was fascinated with the pictures: a woman with a gaggle of kids living in a shoe, a little man jumping over a candlestick, blackbirds flying out of a pie! What did it all mean? Eventually, I learned English, and read many more books, but the nursery rhymes continued to fascinate me. Little did I know then what a big part they would play in my life.Years later, I attained my lifelong dream of making books for children, and most of my titles are extensions of Mother Goose rhymes.

When I’m not writing and illustrating picture books, I enjoy spending time outdoors- hiking, mountain biking, kayaking, skiing, and I was once a rock climbing guide.

Some fun facts: I was a stunt double for an actress in two rock climbing episodes of the soap opera, One Life To Live. I can scale cliffs, but a spider will scare the living daylights out of me! One of my dreams has been to learn to yodel, and I have - well, just a little. I don’t think you’d really want to hear me.

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Iza Trapani's Book Dedication

To the Flavins, with a cluck cluck here and a cluck cluck there and lost of love everywhere.

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Book Details

ISBN:
9781580897297
Publication Date:
September 12, 2017
Text Details:
Display type set in Badger by Red Rooster Typefounders. Text type set in Amasis by the Monotype Corporation.
Illustration Details:
Illustrations done in watercolor, Acryla gouache, ink, and colored pencil on Arches 140-lb cold-pressed watercolor paper.
Library of Congress Number (LCCN):
2016043037
WorldCat Number (OCLC):
1084686840
ASIN/ISBN 10:
1580897290
Lexile® Level:
AD670L

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