Why is this Yankee so gosh darn cranky? Find out in this hilarious take on the traditional nonsense song by New York Times bestselling author Tom Angleberger and Newbery Honor winning Cece Bell.
* “A historical hoot full of goofy, eye-rolling goodness.” — Kirkus Reviews , starred review
“A witty, accessible spin on the familiar song.” — Booklist
“Yankee Doodle went to town / a-riding on a pony / stuck a feather in his hat / and called it macaroni.” Many know the song “Yankee Doodle Dandy,” but few understand it. This unapologetically silly picture book reveals the legendary ride to town—and the whole macaroni thing—was actually the work of Mr. Doodle’s overeager pony. Mr. Doodle doesn’t want any pasta or even a trip into town. No wonder he’s so cranky!