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  • Writer's pictureAimee Satterlee

Miss MacDonald Has A Farm

"E-I-E-I-GROW!" Tomorrow Old MacDonald is made new with a fresh, female-forward spin on the traditional song from Kalee Gwarjanski and Elizabet Vukovic and published by Doubleday Books for Young Readers! (March 12, 2024)

"With a "weed-weed" here and a "pick-pick" there, young readers can follow Miss MacDonald as she tends to her vegetable farm. It's a rollicking, rhyming read-aloud that ends in a community feast and celebrates themes of healthy eating, plant-based meals, local produce, gardening, seasons, and female farmers."

Kirkus says, "Move over, Old MacDonald: The hardworking Miss MacDonald has a green thumb and plenty of plants...This is a delightful update that centers a woman and encourages readers to consider how the foods they love appear on the table...This beloved nursery rhyme gets a fresh and meaningful modernization."

I am always thrilled when I can find one of my critique partner's books out in the wild...or even on the farm! Not only is my CP Kalee Gwarjanski an expert rhymer, but she also has a degree from Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Institute! I know I will be trying the harvest vegetable recipe in the back matter! And Elizabet Vukovic's illustrations of Miss MacDonald are so sweet and fresh with her huge orange sunglasses and gardening clogs. A contemporary female farmer with style!

"With a seed-seed here and a sow-throw there..." join Miss MacDonald in planting a garden!

MISS MACDONALD HAS A FARM by Kalee Gwarjanski and Elizabet Vukovic


Kalee has generously offered to give away a copy of MISS MACDONALD HAS A FARM! Please go to my X (Twitter) to enter the giveaway and Instagram for an extra chance at winning this fresh BOOK!



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