The Man Who Didn't Like Animals

by Deborah Underwood

On Sale: 09/10/2024

The Man Who Didn't Like Animals

by Deborah Underwood

illustrated by LeUyen Pham

On Sale: 09/10/2024

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About the Book

Who was Old MacDonald before he had a farm? A New York Times bestselling duo brings us this silly and sweet origin story about the storied farmer and his animal friends. Brilliantly illustrated by Caldecott Honor artist LeUyen Pham. 

There once was a man who loved his tidy home and who didn’t like animals. Then one day, a cat appeared. The man and the cat both liked napping and watching the rain and eating dinner precisely at six.

Well, maybe this one animal could stay.

Next came a dog . . .

This bighearted and funny tale with delightful artwork from Caldecott Honor artist LeUyen Pham celebrates the joy of embracing new perspectives.

  • Celebrates growth mindset.
  • A hilarious read-aloud.
  • Don't miss Outside In, The Quiet Book, and The Loud Book by Deborah Underwood.

Critical Praise

"It’s a light tale that garners plenty of smiles, as well as an amiable look at one individual’s learning to let go of preconceptions."

Publishers Weekly

"The understated, heartening narrative leaves room for the illustrations to work their magic, amusing kids with large absurdities and small details. Great fun for sharing at story time."
Booklist

"Perfect for animal lovers and preschoolers with nursery rhymes still fresh on their minds." — Kirkus Reviews

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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780358567134
  • ISBN 10: 0358567130
  • Imprint: Clarion Books
  • On Sale: 09/10/2024
  • Pages: 40
  • List Price:24.99 CAD
  • Ages: 4 to 8
  • BISAC1 : JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Farm Animals
  • BISAC2 : JUVENILE FICTION / Nursery Rhymes
  • BISAC3 : JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Friendship

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