Old Mikamba Had a Farm

Old Mikamba Had a Farm Review

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.

Title:Old Mikamba Had a Farm
Edition Language:English

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  • Matt

    Imagine the African Sahara and that version of Old MacDonald. Going through the number of animals and their sounds, which goes on and on. Neo was not sure if the sounds really were right... since he h...

  • David

    Old Mikamba Had a Farm by Rachel Isadora is a unique rendition of the song "Old MacDonald Had a Farm" set in an African game park and featuring fourteen wild animals and their sounds.Isadora's illustr...

  • Karen Witzler

    Old Mikamba is Old MacDonald on an African game preserve. Some unexpected animals such as dassie (rock hyrax) and springbok are included. Picture book for toddlers. I was a bit disappointed as I was h...

  • Lisa Lathrop

    1) This the Text to Text African version of Old MacDonald Had a Farm. It would be such a fun read-aloud with any group of young elementary students! In this case, old Mikamba describes his hippo, gira...

  • Ellen

    Old Mikamba is a farmer just like old MacDonald. But on this farm he has a lion, an elephant, a baboon, an ostrich, and more! Whether it's a cheetah who goes grrr-grrr here or a a warthog who goes sno...

  • Kimberly

    Very cute! Might be fun to use during an Africa or Jungle/Savannah themed storytime....

  • A

    A rewrite of Old MacDonald. Why not just write a new song?...

  • Molly Cluff (Library!)

    Essentially "Old Macdonald had a farm" but with grassland animals....

  • Tracey

    picture book (that can be sung). I read this to a mixed grade class, using a helper to hold the book and myself playing the guitar--surprisingly (to me at least), the kids LOVED singing along (even if...

  • Sami Wilson

    Old Mikamba had a farm is very similar to the American version of Old McDonald had a farm but the story was about jungle animals instead of farm animals. I enjoyed reading this book and I think that i...