- Chosen for the 3rd World Through Picture Books 2022, which is an initiative of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA).
- Selected for the IBBY Honours List 2019
-Shortlisted for an Irish Book Award 2018, CBI Award  2019 and LAI Award 2019. 
- Exhibited in the Bratislava Illustration Biennial 2019, along with 10 other Irish published illustrators. 
Reviews: 
‘the simple story is brought to life by Macdonald’s exquisite illustrations which are so packed full of details, and so enchanting, they practically dance off the page. Her night-time colour palette – shimmering silver, midnight blue, mossy green – is a treat for the eyes and don’t miss her tiny fish riding bicycles. A picture book maker with an exciting future ahead of her’  
Irish Independent
 ‘With spirals, twirls and double spreads, there is an inventiveness, a boldness and a vibrant visual blend of text and illustration in this engaging story of the pooka. The non-gender pooka is a shapeshifter, suddenly faced with its aloneness and loneliness. The illustration style is as wild and unruly as the pooka itself. The story is touchingly told with minimal text, leaving us with a satisfying sense of show rather than tell.’ 
Children’s Books Ireland Book of the Year Awards 
Shortlist ‘a delightful and whimsical romp of a story.  Beautifully illustrated throughout … the book would certainly stand many readings as the stunning illustrations are so detailed  … it’s the illustrations that make this book really special’ 
SeomraRanga

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