The Songs We Sang, 9/18/2010 at Chinn Park Regional Library in Woodbridge, VA
Posted September 18, 2010on:
What a gorgeous morning it was and what a DELIGHT to spent it at Chinn Park Regional Library in Woodbridge, VA.
I’d like to extend special thanks to Jane Drabkin for inviting me and to Kay Evans for so lovingly hosting the event. Chinn Park Regional Library is a terrific facility and clearly fantastically run by its staff. They’ve got a fabulous section for Children’s Books and an extraordinary line up of programs, story hours and activities for children. I was truly impressed.
Here is a link to their website page listing the library’s events for children:
We had a wonderful crowd of fresh lovely faces, and we sang a fun stack of books with a theme of BACK TO SCHOOL,
- ABC’s (Traditional Words and Tune, Illustrated by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus)
- ZYX’s (Traditional Tune, Illustrated by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus) (Sing this traditional tune long with me at: http://www.myspace.com/singbookswithemily)
- “Baa, Baa, Black Sheep” (Traditional Words and Tune, Published in A Children’s Treasury of Songs, Illustrated by Linda Bleck)
- “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star” (Traditional Words and Tune, Published in Nursery Rhymes (Priddy Books), Illustrated by Louise Shrigley, Published by Priddy Books)
- Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Bat (Traditional Words and Tune, Words Adapted by Lewis Carroll, Illustrated by Sir John Tenniel, From Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland)
Since the them was BACK TO SCHOOL we ended this set of 5 songs with a “quiz.”
Question: What do all 5 of these songs have in common?
Answer: All five songs are sung to the SAME TUNE!!
- A-You’re Adorable (Words and Music by Buddy Kaye, Fred Wise, and Sidney Lippman, Illustrated by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus)
- “The Swing” published in: A Children’s Treasury of Poems (Words by Robert Louis Stevenson, Traditional Tune, Illustrated by Linda Bleck)
- “Little Turtle” published in: A Children’s Treasury of Poems (Words by Vachel Lindsay, Traditional Tune, Illustrated by Linda Bleck)
- “How Doth the Little Crocodile” published in: A Children’s Treasury of Poems (Words by Lewis Carroll, Traditional Tune, Illustrated by Linda Bleck)
- Knick Knack Paddy Whack (Traditional Words and Tune, Arrangements by Mark Collins, Illustrations by Christiane Engel)
- Star Spanlged Banner (Words by Francis Scott Key, Music by J. Stafford Smith, Illustrated by Todd Ouren)
- Lady Liberty (A Biography) (Book Written by Doreen Rappaport, Illustrated by Matt Tavares, This book features an excerpt of the poem “The New Colossus,” Poem by Emma Lazarus, Music by Irving Berlin in a song called “Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor”)
- New York State of Mind (Words and Music by Billy Joel, Illustrated by IZAK)
- All God’s Critters (Words and Music by Bill Staines, Illustrated by Kadir Nelson)
- Late for School (Words and Music by Steve Martin, Illustrated by C.F. Payne)
- Inch by Inch (The Garden Song) (Words and Music by David Mallett, Illustrated by Ora Eitan)
- You’re a Grand Old Flag (Music and Lyrics by George M. Cohan, Illustrated by Warren Kimble)