Archive for November 13th, 2011
I almost missed it!
On November 1, 2009, I wrote the first post for “Sing Books with Emily, the Blog.” The two years blew right on by me, but left a Singable Bookshelf Catalogue of well over 1000 books that can be sung and hundreds of posts written about the songs and meditations and information about the important role music plays in our lives.
Thanks to everyone who checks in to read the latest entries and also to those who make their way to posts from internet searches for information about the songs and books. I’ve got stacks of material in my office and files of post ideas enough to last for years and years.
The world of Singable Picture Books really is wonderful.
It’s one of my life’s greatest joys to share these books and songs both on this blog and in person. Thanks for being there with me.
With love, gratitude and joy,
I wondered out loud the other day if there was a licence plate for each state in this picture. I just counted them up and found that, indeed, there are 51. 51? Lookie thar (as my pop would say) a license plate for each state and the extra one is for the District of Columbia.
Closer inspection reveals that not only is there a plate for each state, but the plates are arranged in alphabetical order! This means to me that not only can one look at “Preamble” to sing “The Preamble Song,” but you can sing it with “Fifty Nifty States, too!”
Preamble (1987) by Mike Wilkins, Singable Art…and We The Kids, a Singable Picture Book
Fifty Nifty States, a Singable Picture Book
Schoolhouse Rock Singable Picture Books