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Old Mikamba had a farm / Rachel Isadora.

Isadora, Rachel, author, illustrator. (Author).
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  • 2 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Crookston Public Library E I (Text) 33500011892668 Main Available -
Hawley Public Library E I (Text) 33500011892676 Main Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780399257407
  • ISBN: 0399257403
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Nancy Paulsen Books, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) Inc., 2013.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: The inhabitants of Old Makimba's farm in Africa, including a baboon, an elephant, and a lion, are described, verse by verse. Includes facts about African animals.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2013 October #1
    A familiar childhood song gets an African twist in Isadora's latest picture book. She takes readers on safari to the plains of Africa to meet elephants, cheetahs, and dassies ("E-I-E-I-O"). Old Mikamba's farm is a game park, so while there is some interaction between the two small children in the book and the animals, most of them are presented against a backdrop wilder and freer than any space Old MacDonald could offer his domestic stock. Rhinos "BELLOW-BELLOW" through the grass; a springbok "AH-AH-AHs" across a sun-baked terrain; and an elephant "BARAAA-BARAAAs" with a baby following behind. While the animal sounds are fun and lend themselves perfectly to a storytime rendition, the artwork is a particular treat. Isadora incorporates oil, ink, pencil, and printed paper to create collages that give a distinct sense of place, set against plentiful white space that allows the animals to pop on each double-page spread. An extensive concluding note provides interesting facts about all of the animals included, as well as a mention of the role game farms and parks play in protecting Africa's endangered species. Copyright 2013 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Rachel Isadora received a Caldecott Honor for Ben’s Trumpet. She is the author of Bea at Ballet, Peekaboo Bedtime, Say Hello! and the Lili at Ballet series, and has written and illustrated several classic stories and songs set in Africa. She lives in New York City.

Rachel Isadora received a Caldecott Honor for Ben’s Trumpet. She is the author ofBea at Ballet, Peekaboo Bedtime, Say Hello! and the Lili at Ballet series, and has written and illustrated several classic stories and songs set in Africa. She lives in New York City.

Subject: Folk songs, English > United States > Texts.
Old MacDonald had a farm (Song) > Adaptations > Juvenile pictorial works.
Farmers > Africa > Songs and music > Juvenile fiction.
Animals > Africa > songs and music > Juvenile fiction.
Folk songs > United States.
Songs.
Folk songs, English.
United States.
Genre: Texts.
Children's stories > Pictorial works.
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