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This is a picture book, published in 2012 by Two Lions. Ken Baker, an old hand at picture books, finds his words well matched to the whimsical illustration by Christopher Santoro.

As you can guess, Baker’s story riffs on the children’s song, “Old MacDonald Had a Farm.” Here, in addition to the standard cow, sheep and pig, MacDonald decides to add a dragon to his menagerie! Is this a good idea? The other animals don’t think so. Then the dragon lets them know what he thinks of their thinking.

Yep, you knew this wasn’t a good idea.

Although predictable, it’s a fun telling and the cartoonish art style keeps it from being too scary. If you have young readers around the place, you might want to check this one out.

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