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Old Mikamba Had a Farm

Written & illustrated by Rachel Isadora
Published by Nancy Paulsen Books
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This fabulous version of the classic nursery song “Old MacDonald” introduces children to a menagerie of African animals and their sounds. It is beautifully illustrated by Caldecott Honor winner Rachel Isadora, with her signature collage-style artwork.

Old Mikamba had a farm, E-I-E-I-O. And on this farm he had . . . a giraffe, a baboon, and an elephant! Meet Old Mikamba, who watches over a wide variety of animals on his game farm in the plains of Africa. Children will discover a whole new set of fun animal sounds as they are invited to sing along and roar with the lions, bellow with the rhino, whinny with the zebras, honk with the wildebeests, and more!

A wonderful introduction to African wildlife that is great fun to read aloud, this truly irresistible rendition of a beloved song includes a list of animal fun facts and gives children a huge variety of animal sounds to imitate as they pore over the detailed animals, landscapes and patterns in the stunning illustrations.

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Readerly Mom
Bay Area mother of two, world traveler, book lover, picky reader
5.0 / 7.0

I love this! The artwork, in Rachel Isadora’s signature (and award-winning!) style, is gorgeous, bold, and fun. It’s fun to switch out the usual farm animals for African animals, and it’s always fun to be able to sing a book with my toddler and preschooler.

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