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Old MacDonald ABCs

Today I'm sharing a fun adaptation of Rob Reid's "Old MacDonald ABCs" which can be found in his new book What's Black and White and Reid All Over?  (starts on page 27 in "Now I Know My ABCs" chapter). I won't post all the words because of copyright considerations, but the first verse goes like this: 

Old MacDonald had a farm, E-I-E-I-O And on her farm she had an alligator, E-I-E-I-O
With a Snap-Snap here
and a Snap-Snap there. Here a Snap, there a Snap, Everywhere a Snap-Snap, Old MacDonald had a farm E-I-E-I-O. After going through animals from our friend the alligator to the inimitable yak, the song ends like so:  Wait! Old MacDonald didn't have a farm! She had a ZOO! (slap forehead) I don't know about other people, but I absolutely would never remember all the words and noises and need something to follow along with. Rather than just make a cheat sheet, I decided to turn this into a PowerPoint for storytimes with big crowds. I also printed a copy…