Old MacDonald Had a Farm
by Gris Grimly
Orchard Books, 2017
Every child knows the song, Old MacDonald Had a Farm, but this book has a GREAT BIG surprise ending! Author/artist Gris Grimly, raised on a farm and now lives in a city, decided to share his family’s version of this song with young readers. His illustrations are fun, action-filled, and include several surprises and sub-stories to delight the visually alert readers, including a ‘heart’ patch on the farmer’s overalls. A great family story.
Back matter includes a brief history of the song—an early version sung during WWI—its music, as well as old-timey pictures of Gris Grimly’s farming family.