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My son and I were walking around Washington, DC’s Chinatown this afternoon to the tune of some ugly street music and I began to think of this book (and how I WISHED Joshua Bell could have been there instead),

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The Man with the Violin
Story by Kathy Stinson
Illustrations by Dusan Petricic
Postscript by Joshua Bell

This book was a gift from my wonderful friend, marvelous teacher and supporter of SING BOOKS, Danielle Ancil.  What a fantastic gift this is, too, to remind me of the GIFT that music is to the world, how important it is to our lives, how enriching music is (even when we don’t always top to pay attention when something gorgeous is filling the space around us!

I’m so glad to have gotten the chance to explore this story…

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Publisher’s webpage for the book:

http://www.annickpress.com/Man-with-the-Violin-The

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Publisher’s Author video for this book:

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A long and detailed account of the event on the Washington Post website, here:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/04/04/AR2007040401721.html

By Gene Weingarten, Washington Post Staff Writer, Sunday, April 8, 2007

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Image of Joshua Bell playing in the Metro:

http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/joshua-bell-playing-at-lenfant-plaza-metro-in-washington-dc-news-photo/141021658

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Washington Post video of the event, here:

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NPR’s ALL THINGS CONSIDERED interviews Josha Bell about the event:

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=9521098

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ZIN ZIN ZIN A VIOLIN, A SINGABLE PICTURE BOOK

http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/09/08/zin-zin-zin-a-violin-a-singable-picture-book/

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NOT NECESSARILY SINGABLE, BUT MUSIC RELATED ON SING BOOKS WITH EMILY, THE BLOG
This is a list of Picture Books that are not necessarily singable, but which have appeared in my blog as books which embrace music as an important and enriching part of our lives.  For a more comprehensive list (including books which have not yet made their way into the Sing Books blog) please see the Pinterest link just below this one:

http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/07/24/picture-books-not-necessarily-singable-which-embrase-music-as-an-important-and-enriching-component-of-our-lives/

Addendum, 6/16/2014
THE STAR SPANGLED BANNER, AN ILLUSTRATED SONG
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/09/14/the-defense-of-fort-mchenry-written-this-day-196-years-ago-by-francis-scott-key/

RAISE IT UP! ANTHEM FOR AMERICA
A STAR-SPANGLED STORY: BATTLE FOR AMERICA
#RAISEITUP

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My son and I went to the National Mall on June 14, 2014 for the Flag Day event at the Smithsonian Museum of American History beginning the celebrations for the 200th anniversary of the STAR-SPANGLED BANNER.

It was the most gorgeous day and we spent all day in the museums and outside along the National Mall.

At 2:30 pm, the concert began outside and at 4 pm the whole nation had the chance to sing the STAR-SPANGLED BANNER as a country.  It was a wonderful experience and we are so glad we got to sing-along:

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Smithsonian’s RAISE IT UP! STAR-SPANGLED BANNER 1814-2014 webpage:
http://anthemforamerica.smithsonian.com/

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Smithsonian’s RAISE IT UP! STAR-SPANGLED BANNER 1814-2014 YouTube Channel:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLZxSSLX6InCS0hy7w1Fz-HvO213OHaiSq

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Smithsonian’s blog post about this event:
Raise It Up! Anthem for America Concert

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THE STAR SPANGLED BANNER, AN ILLUSTRATED SONG
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/09/14/the-defense-of-fort-mchenry-written-this-day-196-years-ago-by-francis-scott-key/

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Star-Spangled Banner, Another Illustrated Rendition, this one from the Smithsonian Institution
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/10/25/star-spangled-banner-another-illustrated-rendition-this-one-from-the-smithsonian-institution/

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STAR SPANGLED BANNER ON ANTIQUES ROADSHOW
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/02/07/star-spangled-banner-on-antiques-roadshow/

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The Defense of Fort McHenry, written this day (September 14, 2010) 196 years ago by Francis Scott Key, became our National Anthem, “The Star-Spangled Banner”

http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/09/14/the-defense-of-fort-mchenry-written-this-day-196-years-ago-by-francis-scott-key/

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FLAG DAY, JUNE 14

http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/06/14/june-14-is-flag-day-celebrate-with-singable-picture-books/

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FOURTH OF JULY AND OTHER HOLIDAYS CELEBRATING THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND HER CITIZENS AND HISTORY
A list of Singable Picture Books celebrating the Fourth of July
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/06/22/a-patriotic-list-of-singable-books-for-july-4th/

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NATIONAL PARKS (and PRAISE for National Park Rangers)
Singable Picture Books that illustrate songs with origins in locations of United States history which are in the care of the National Park Service
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/04/09/in-praise-of-national-park-rangers/

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Smithsonian Magazine, November 2013, 101 Objects that Made America
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2013/11/28/smithsonian-magazine-november-2013-101-objects-that-made-america/

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Girl Scouts Songs for Troop 2740 Songbook Resources Page
http://brownietroop2740.wordpress.com/girl-scouts-songs-troop-2740/

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SINGABLE SITES IN WASHINGTON DC – HISTORY
A list of song titles with links to posts of songs that will enrich your experience, or are directly related to, historical locations in (or near) Washington, DC
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/02/07/singable-sites-in-washington-dc-history/

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THE STAR SPANGLED BANNER, a Patriotic Girl Scout Song for Troop 2740
http://brownietroop2740.wordpress.com/2014/02/07/the-star-spangled-banner-a-patriotic-girl-scout-song-for-troop-2740/

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MUSICIAN BADGE with Mrs. G for Girl Scout Juniors Troop 2740, the Singable Hike in Washington, DC
http://brownietroop2740.wordpress.com/2014/01/20/musician-badge-with-mrs-g-the-singable-hike-in-washington-dc/

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THE GETTYSBURG ADDRESS, a Patriotic Girl Scout Song for Troop 2740
http://brownietroop2740.wordpress.com/2014/02/07/the-gettysburg-address-a-patriotic-girl-scout-song-for-troop-2740/

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MUSICIAN BADGE with Mrs. G, Meeting Activities, for Girl Scout Juniors Troop 2740: HOW TO SING A SONG FOR PERFORMANCE OR JUST FOR FUN
http://brownietroop2740.wordpress.com/2014/01/16/musician-badge-with-mrs-g/

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Washington DC Singable Hike #1: STAR SPANGLED BANNER (at SMAH) and GETTYSBURG ADDRESS  (at LM) 
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/04/03/washington-dc-singable-hike-1-star-spangled-banner-at-smah-and-gettysburg-address-at-lm/

This is such a fun song to sing and a terrific opportunity to explore an important moment in American History.

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The Erie Canal
Traditional Words and tune
Illustrated by Peter Spier

The back pages of Peter Spier’s gorgeously and incredibly detailed book of illustrations, includes printed music and historical information about the building of the canal and the lives of the people who used it.  

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THE ERIE CANAL is featured in:

Favorite Folk Songs
Compiled by Peter Yarrow
Music by Various Artists, Arranged by Peter Yarrow
Illustrated by Terry Widener
Collection of lullabies, illustrated from the:
The Peter Yarrow Songbook Series

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Peter Yarrow writes this about THE ERIE CANAL in his book Favorite Folk Songs:

The Erie Canal
The Erie Canal, finished in 1825, connected Lake Erie to the Hudson River.  Stretching 363 miles, it was an engineering wonder and at the time the longest canal in America or Europe.  Mules like Sal walked along the side of the canal pulling the floating barges filled with produce or other goods.  The canal became so popular that it was enlarged several times till finally it stretched (as the song says) all the way “from Albany to Buffalo.”  This song, one that helped to build America, is so filled with fun images of those exciting times that you feel as though you are almost there on the barge hauled by good old Sal.

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Pete Seeger sings:

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Bruce Springsteen sings live:

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History of the Erie Canal, here:

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Another history of the canal, here:

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THE ERIE CANAL (ALSO CALLED “LOW BRIDGE EVERYBODY DOWN”

I’ve got a mule and her name is Sal
Fifteen miles on the Erie Canal
She’s a good old worker and a good old pal
Fifteen miles on the Erie Canal
We’ve hauled some barges in our day
Filled with lumber, coal and hay
And every inch of the way we know
From Albany to Buffalo

Low bridge, everybody down
Low bridge, for now we’re going through a town
You can always tell your neighbor
You can always tell your pal
If you’ve ever navigated on the Erie Canal

We’d better get along on our way, old gal
Fifteen miles on the Erie Canal
You bet your life I’d never part with Sal
Fifteen miles on the Erie Canal
Git up there mule, here comes a lock
We’ll make Rome ’bout six o’clock
So one more trip and then we’ll go
Right straight back to Buffalo

Low bridge, everybody down
Low bridge, for now we’re going through a town
You can always tell your neighbor
You can always tell your pal
If you’ve ever navigated on the Erie Canal

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A website dedicated to Erie Canal history:
http://eriecanal.org/

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Erie Canal song wiki
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Low_Bridge_(song)

I wondered what “Fifteen miles on the Erie Canal” referred to.  This site explains that, though the lyrics have changed somewhat over time, 15 miles is the distance a mule can pull the barge until it needs a rest.

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A webpage dedicated to the song, here:
http://www.eriecanalsong.com/

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A printable PDF of the sheet music (with vintage cover),
http://www.eriecanalsong.com/sheetmusic/LowBridgeEverybodyDown.pdf

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This page includes a bit of info about the book and images of the marvelous illustrations:
http://www.heronsbendproductions.com/html/erie_book.html

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PETE SEEGER
The Singable Picture Books of Pete Seeger
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/06/13/pete-seeger-the-power-of-song/

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PETER SPIER
The Singable Picture Books of Peter Spier
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/06/29/singable-picture-books-of-peter-spier/

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FOURTH OF JULY AND OTHER HOLIDAYS CELEBRATING THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND HER CITIZENS AND HISTORY
A list of Patriotic Singable Picture Books
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/06/22/a-patriotic-list-of-singable-books-for-july-4th/

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PETER YARROW SONGBOOK SERIES

A list of the Singable Picture Books from the Peter Yarrow Songbook series:
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2009/11/30/the-case-for-singing-with-children-from-peter-yarrow/

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smokey the bear song 1 - smaller
Smokey the Bear (Song)
Words and Music by Steve Nelson and Jack Rollins
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, 1952

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smokey the bear song 2 - smaller
Smokey the Bear (Conservation Pledge, Flip side of Smokey the Bear Song)
Words and Music by Steve Nelson and Jack Rollins
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, 1952

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Smokey the Bear (Illustrated Song)
Words and Music by Steve Nelson and Jack Rollins
Pictures Assembled from Resources Online
This book is for classroom use only.

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Peter Pan Records recording of SMOKEY THE BEAR

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The song in a public service announcement, sung by Eddy Arnold

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An excellent PDF of the music side above:
http://www.emnrd.state.nm.us/SFD/SmokeyBear/SmokeyBearSong.swf

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A PDF you can print of the sheet music online:
http://www.wvforestry.com/Smokey%20Song.pdf

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Link to image of the Conservation Pledge on back side of sheet music:
http://smokeybear.mrdonn.org/pledge.html

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Info about the song and a music player, here:
http://www.vom.com/wesford/SBHA/SONG/SmokeySONG_ga.shtml

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Smokey Bear wiki talks a bit about the song:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smokey_Bear

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Tutorial and chords to play the song on the ukulele
http://allthingsukulele.com/2013/09/17/remember-only-you-can-prevent-forest-fires-smokey-the-bear-song-ukulele-tutorial-by-ukulele-mike-lynch/

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More about Smokey Bear, here:
http://www.smokeybear.com/vault/name_main.asp

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SMOKEY THE BEAR
Words and Music by Steve Nelson and Jack Rollins

With a Ranger’s hat and shovel
and a pair of dungarees,
you will find him in the forest
always sniffin’ at the breeze.
People stop and pay attention
when he tells ‘em to beware,
’cause ev’rybody knows that
he’s the Fire Prevention Bear.

Smokey the Bear, Smokey the Bear.
A-prowlin’ and a-growlin’ and a-sniffin’ the air.
He can find a fire before it starts to flame.
That’s why they call him Smokey,
That was how he got his name.

You can take a tip from Smokey
that there’s nothin’ like a tree.
’cause they’re good for kids to climb in
and they’re beautiful to see,
you just have to look around you
and you’ll find it’s not a joke,
to see what you’d be missin’
if they all went up in smoke.

Smokey the Bear, Smokey the Bear.
A-prowlin’ and a-growlin’ and a-sniffin’ the air.
He can find a fire before it starts to flame.
That’s why they call him Smokey,
That was how he got his name.

You can camp upon his doorstep
and he’ll make you feel at home;
You can run and hunt and ramble
anywhere you care to roam.
He will let you take his honey
and pretend he’s not so smart,
but don’t you harm his trees
for he’s a Ranger in his heart.

Smokey the Bear, Smokey the Bear.
A-prowlin’ and a-growlin’ and a-sniffin’ the air.
He can find a fire before it starts to flame.
That’s why they call him Smokey,
That was how he got his name.

If you’ve ever seen the forest
when a fire is running wild,
and you love the things within it
like a mother loves her child,
then you know why Smokey tells you
when he sees you passing through,
‘Remember…please be careful….
its the least that you can do.’

Smokey the Bear, Smokey the Bear.
A-prowlin’ and a-growlin’ and a-sniffin’ the air.
He can find a fire before it starts to flame.
That’s why they call him Smokey,
That was how he got his name.

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THE BALLAD OF SMOKEY THE BEAR

Though I’ll stick with the other song, this one is worth noting and here’s a shout out for this show to be broadcast again or put on DVD!  It would sure be fun to see!!

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Preview of the 1966 Rankin Bass special THE BALLAD OF SMOKEY THE BEAR narrated by James Cagney, with title song written by Johnny Marks (writer of song for RUDOLPH THE RED NOSED REINDEER)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2TC94I7KUBw

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smokey sheet music song selections cover

 

More info on the special at www.rankinbass.com

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GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK

Singable Picture Books of the Great American Songbook and Michael Feinstein’s Foundation for the Preservation of the Great American Songbook
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/09/10/american-songbook-singable-picture-books-and-michael-feinsteins-foundation-for-the-preservation-of-the-great-american-songbook/

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EARTH’S BEAUTY AND BOUNTY, STEWARDSHIP AND BEING GREEN

Celebrate Earth’s beauty and bounty, being green, and environmental stewardship with this lovely list of Singable Picture Books:
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/01/06/singable-picture-books-with-a-green-theme/

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GARDEN SING-ALONG
A list of songs to inspire us to look around us in a garden and enjoy, observe, appreciate and preserve the natural world around us

http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/04/03/garden-sing-along-song-choices-for-singable-expeditions-at-tuckahoe-elementary-or-for-any-garden-sing-along/

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STEVE ROLLINS AND JACK NELSON
THE SINGABLE PICTURE BOOKS OF STEVE NELSON AND JACK ROLLINS
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/05/23/the-singable-picture-books-of-steve-nelson-and-jack-rollins/

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Project PUT: Pick Up Trash (and put it where it belongs in the recycle or a designated trash receptacle)
http://projectput.wordpress.com/

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What a Wonderful World

Words and Music by George David Weiss and Bob Thiele
Illustrated by Ashley Bryan

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What a Wonderful World (Sing-A-Song Storybook)
Words and Music by George David Weiss and Bob Thiele
Illustrated by Renee Graef

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WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD
Words and Music by George David Weiss and Bob Thiele

I see trees of green,
red roses too.
I see them bloom,
for me and you.
And I think to myself,
what a wonderful world.

I see skies of blue,
And clouds of white.
The bright blessed day,
The dark sacred night.
And I think to myself,
What a wonderful world.

The colors of the rainbow,
So pretty in the sky.
Are also on the faces,
Of people going by,
I see friends shaking hands.
Saying, “How do you do?”
They’re really saying,
“I love you”.

I hear babies cry,
I watch them grow,
They’ll learn much more,
Than I’ll ever know.
And I think to myself,
What a wonderful world.

Yes, I think to myself,
What a wonderful world.

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Video with lyrics and recording by the great Louis Armstrong

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Louis Armstrong sings live

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Yes, it’s a little cheezy, but you can sing-along with this one:

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Watch a short/sweet video of Ashley Bryan talking about where he’d most like to be in the world:
http://books.simonandschuster.ca/What-a-Wonderful-World/Bob-Thiele/9780689800870
Find the video window and just press Play

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WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD wiki
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/What_a_Wonderful_World

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SING-A-SONG STORYBOOKS

A terrific series of Singable Picture Books Published by Hal Leonard
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/06/05/a-few-favorite-singable-books-part-71-sing-a-song-storybooks/

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GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK

Singable Picture Books of the Great American Songbook and Michael Feinstein’s Foundation for the Preservation of the Great American Songbook
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/09/10/american-songbook-singable-picture-books-and-michael-feinsteins-foundation-for-the-preservation-of-the-great-american-songbook/

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GOOD ADVICE
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/02/13/illustrated-songs-that-give-good-advice/

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ASHLEY BRYAN
The Singable Picture Books of Ashley Bryan
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/06/06/the-singable-picture-books-of-ashley-bryan/

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A House is a House for Me
Words by Mary Ann Hoberman
Music by Fred Penner
Illustrated by Betty Fraser

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Preview Fred Penner’s musical setting and recording here:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000US343W/ref=dm_dp_trk7?ie=UTF8&qid=1290454196&sr=1-1

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Fred Penner sings his song:

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A HOUSE IS A HOUSE FOR ME would be an excellent book to sing when studying habitats and the homes animals make for themselves, and for children to realize that the nest a bird builds to lay its eggs and nurture the chicks  is not so different a concept than houses a people build for raising families.  Fred Penner’s song contains the same words as the book, but not in the same order.  I have attempted to get the music, but got no response. The next step would be to transcribe the song and arrange the words and music in the order that suits the book.

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EARTH’S BEAUTY AND BOUNTY, STEWARDSHIP AND BEING GREEN

Celebrate Earth’s beauty and bounty, being green, and environmental stewardship with this lovely list of Singable Picture Books:
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/01/06/singable-picture-books-with-a-green-theme/

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GARDEN SING-ALONG
A list of songs to inspire us to look around us in a garden and enjoy, observe, appreciate and preserve the natural world around us

http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/04/03/garden-sing-along-song-choices-for-singable-expeditions-at-tuckahoe-elementary-or-for-any-garden-sing-along/

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MARY ANN HOBERMAN

The Singable Picture Books of Mary Ann Hoberman
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/05/25/singable-picture-books-of-mary-ann-hoberman/

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SING-ALONG STORIES SERIES BY MARY ANN HOBERMAN & NADINE BERNARD WESTCOTT
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/05/28/singable-picture-books-of-mary-ann-hoberman-and-nadine-bernard-westcotts-sing-along-stories/

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Here Comes Peter Cottontail
Words and Music by Steve Nelson and Jack Rollins
Illustrated by Pamela R. Levy

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Here Comes Peter Cottontail
Words and Music by Steve Nelson and Jack Rollins
Illustrated by Wendy Rasmussen

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here comes peter cottontail durrell
Here Comes Peter Cottontail
Words and Music by Steve Nelson and Jack Rollins
Illustrated by Julie Durrell
ISBN 978-0694011568

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Here Comes Peter Cottontail wiki:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Cottontail_(song)

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For a sing-along, this is pretty good (in the style of Gene Autry) and  perfectly fits the illustration by Pamela Levy
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00CWLSKIO/ref=dm_ws_sp_tlw_trk1?ie=UTF8&qid=1400108728&sr=8-1

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For a sing-along, this is good, too, (jazz interpretation) and  perfectly fits the illustration by Pamela Levy
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000QOVE6O/ref=dm_ws_sp_tlw_trk1?ie=UTF8&qid=1400108900&sr=8-1-fkmr1

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Hear Gene Autry singing the song:

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Danny Kaye Narrates the HERE COMES PETER COTTONTAIL (1971) Rankin Bass Special that features this song (which you can hear at the end),

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HERE COMES PETER COTTONTAIL
Words and Music by Steve Nelson and Jack Rollins

Here comes Peter Cottontail
Hoppin’ down the bunny trail
Hippity-hoppin’, Easter’s on its way.

Bringin’ every girl and boy
Baskets full of Easter joy,
Things to make your Easter bright and gay.

He’s got jelly beans for Tommy,
Colored eggs for sister Sue.
There’s an orchid for your mommy
And an Easter bonnet too.

Oh! here comes Peter Cottontail,
Hoppin’ down the bunny trail,
Hippity-hoppity, happy Easter Day.

Here comes Peter Cottontail,
Look at him stop,
And listen to him say,

“Try to do the things you should.”
Maybe if you’re extra good,
He’ll roll lots of Easter eggs your way.

You’ll wake up on Easter mornin’
And you’ll know that he was there
When you find those choc’late bunnies
That he’s hiding ev’rywhere.

Oh! here comes Peter Cottontail,
Hoppin’ down the bunny trail,
Hippity-hoppity, happy Easter Day!

Hippity-hoppity, happy Easter Day!

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EASTER

A list of Singable Picture Books that celebrate the Easter
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/04/20/singable-picture-books-for-easter/

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GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK

Singable Picture Books of the Great American Songbook and Michael Feinstein’s Foundation for the Preservation of the Great American Songbook
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STEVE ROLLINS AND JACK NELSON
THE SINGABLE PICTURE BOOKS OF STEVE NELSON AND JACK ROLLINS
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i carry your heart with me mcdonough
i carry your heart with me
Poem by E. E. Cummings
Illustrated by Mati McDonough

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Page for this poem on Poetry.org
http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poetrymagazine/poem/179622

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The poem on THE WRITERS ALMANAC with Garrison Keillor
http://writersalmanac.publicradio.org/index.php?date=2010/10/14

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I CARRY YOUR HEART WITH ME
Poem by E. E. Cummings
Musical Settings by Various Artists

i carry your heart with me(i carry it in
my heart)i am never without it(anywhere
i go you go,my dear;and whatever is done
by only me is your doing,my darling)
i fear
no fate(for you are my fate,my sweet)i want
no world(for beautiful you are my world,my true)
and it’s you are whatever a moon has always meant
and whatever a sun will always sing is you

here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
and the sky of the sky of a tree called life;which grows
higher than soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that’s keeping the stars apart

i carry your heart(i carry it in my heart)

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A choral setting of the poem

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AfZQCwB1pDw

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A choral setting of the poem

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EmsnA3iPVAc

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POETRY SINGABLE POETRY IN COMPILATIONS

An list of  singable poems from compilations of poetry for children
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/04/17/singable-poetry-a-list-of-poems-that-can-be-sung-from-illustrated-compilations-of-poetry-and-singable-picture-books/

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POETRY, SINGABLE POETRY IN INDIVIDUALLY ILLUSTRATED SINGABLE PICTURE BOOKS
A list of individually illustrated poems that have been set to music and can be sung
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/04/20/poems-individually-illustrated-spb/

This week, I loved singing in the classes of Ms. Morgan (K), Ms. Shorter (K), Mr. Mitchell (K), Ms. Torpy (4), Ms. Sackett (1), Ms. Campbell (K), Ms. Everett (K), Ms. Mason (K) at Tuckahoe Elementary and Carlin Springs Elementary schools.

In each class, we sang a selection of the following songs:

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All God’s Critters
Words and Music by Bill Staines
Illustrated by Kadir Nelson
Published by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, New York, 2009
ISBN 987-0-689-86959-4

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The Big Bell and the Little Bell

Words and Music by Martin Kalmanoff
Illustrated by Alastair Graham

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Both Sides Now
Words and Music by Joni Mitchell
Illustrated by Alan Baker
ISBN 0-590-45668-7

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Don’t Laugh at Me
Words and Music by Steve Seskin and Allen Shamblin
Afterword by Peter Yarrow
Illustrated by Glin Dibley
This book features printed music and a sing-along CD.

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A Fairy Went A-Marketing
Poem by Rose Fyleman
Illustrated by Jamichael Henterly
Musical Setting can be found by Ginger Sands on her collection “The Gift of Make Believe

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Fifty Nifty States
Words and Music by Ray Charles
Book Assembled by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
This item is for classroom, home, or library use only.

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I Ain’t Gonna Paint No More
Words by Karen Beaumont
Illustrated by David Catrow
(Sing to the tune of “It Ain’t Gonna Rain No More”)

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Inch by Inch (The Garden Song)
Words and Music by David Mallett
Illustrated by Ora Eitan

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Knick Knack Paddy Whack

Traditional Words and Tune
Arrangements by Mark Collins
Illustrations by Christiane Engel
(I love this version of “Knick Knack,” published by Barefoot Books, for the clever arrangement, adding a new instrument with each number, and terrific CD that includes a great vocal by SteveSongs, but best of all a singable instrumental track that gets toes a-tappin’ and perfect for singing along)
Published by Barefoot Books 

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www.youtube.com/watch?v=9–t3zl4NkY
Knick Knack Paddy Whack
Traditional Words and Tune
Arrangements by Mark Collins
Illustrations by Christiane Engel
Singable Picture Book Video from Barefoot Books:
http://www.youtube.com/user/barefootbooks

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Over in the Meadow (Barefoot Books)
Words by Olive A. Wadsworth
Words Adapted by Jill McDonald
Music by Mabel Wood Hill
Illustrated by Jill McDonald
Published by Barefoot Books 

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www.youtube.com/watch?v=C6ljGXMMB-g
Over in the Meadow
Sing-Along Video from Barefoot Books:
http://www.youtube.com/user/barefootbooks

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Star Spangled Banner

Words by Francis Scott Key
Music by J. Stafford Smith
Illustrated by Todd Ouren

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The Swing
Poem by Robert Lewis Stevenson
Traditional Tune
Illustrated by Julie Morstad
Originally Published in A Child’s Garden of Verses
ISBN 978-1897476482
Sing “The Swing” with Emily:

https://soundcloud.com/singbookswithemily/the-swing-rls-eleg-sbwe

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There’s a Train Out for Dreamland
Music and Lyrics by Frederich H. Heider and Carl Kress
Illustrated by Jane Dyer and Brooke Dyer
ISBN 978-0-06-058022-3

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United States State Capitals Song
Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus

Sing Along with Emily:

https://soundcloud.com/singbookswithemily/us-state-capitals-song-sbwe

If you are interested in a copy of this book, please email: SingBooksWithEmily.att.net, or lave a comment to this post.

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Winter Song
Poem by William Shakespeare
From Shakespeare’s play LOVE’S LABOUR’S LOST
Introduction by Alice Provensen
Illustrated by Melanie Hall
Sing-along with Emily’s instrumental, prepared by Paul Raiman (www.MyRehearsalPianist.com)

(This poem may also be known as “Winter Song,” “Winter’s Song,” “Winter,” “Owl Song,” and, by its first line, “When icicles hang by the wall”)

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ACTIVITIES:  SINGABLE ACTIVITIES
This is a list of activities that parents, caregivers and educators can use to find fun way to incorporate Illustrated Songs and Music into their everyday lives and classroom curriculum
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/03/28/singable-activities/

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EARTH’S BEAUTY AND BOUNTY, STEWARDSHIP AND BEING GREEN

Celebrate Earth’s beauty and bounty, being green, and environmental stewardship with this lovely list of Singable Picture Books:
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/01/06/singable-picture-books-with-a-green-theme/

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GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK

Singable Picture Books of the Great American Songbook and Michael Feinstein’s Foundation for the Preservation of the Great American Songbook
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/09/10/american-songbook-singable-picture-books-and-michael-feinsteins-foundation-for-the-preservation-of-the-great-american-songbook/

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KAZOO SOLOS IN SINGABLE PICTURE BOOKS
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/11/02/a-few-kazoo-solos/

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LULLABIES: ILLUSTRATED LULLABIES IN COMPILATIONS
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/03/21/illustrated-lullabies-in-compilations/

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POETRY SINGABLE POETRY IN COMPILATIONS

An list of  singable poems from compilations of poetry for children
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/04/17/singable-poetry-a-list-of-poems-that-can-be-sung-from-illustrated-compilations-of-poetry-and-singable-picture-books/

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POETRY, SINGABLE POETRY IN INDIVIDUALLY ILLUSTRATED SINGABLE PICTURE BOOKS
A list of individually illustrated poems that have been set to music and can be sung
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/04/20/poems-individually-illustrated-spb/

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FOURTH OF JULY AND OTHER HOLIDAYS CELEBRATING THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND HER CITIZENS AND HISTORY
A list of Patriotic Singable Picture Books
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/06/22/a-patriotic-list-of-singable-books-for-july-4th/

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JONI MITCHELL
SINGABLE PICTURE BOOKS OF JONI MITCHELL
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2013/04/07/joni-mitchell-in-singable-picture-books/

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BELLS
Singable Picture Books that feature the sonorous delight of bells
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2013/10/17/bells-in-singable-picture-books/

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BAREFOOT BOOKS

A Collection of Singable Picture Books and Singable Picture Book Videos put out by Barefoot Books
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/01/16/singable-picture-books-and-singable-picture-book-videos-from-barefoot-books/

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TOLERANCE AND COMPASSION
Singable Picture Books Celebrating Tolerance and Compassion (another list inspired by Nikki)
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2013/02/28/singable-picture-books-celebrating-tolerance-and-compassion-another-list-inspired-by-nikki/

I remind kids that the title of this book is not written in proper English.  I ask them, “If this were written correctly, what would it say?”  Someone will raise a hand and say “I’m not going to paint any more.”  Both are funny since “I’m not going to paint any more,” isn’t funny at all and “I Ain’t Gonna Paint No More,” is hilarious.

The book is hilarious, that’s for sure.

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I Ain’t Gonna Paint No More
Words by Karen Beaumont
Illustrated by David Catrow

The rhymes are cleverly laid on in the illustrations so that you can have the kids “fill in the blank” with the missing word.  For example, the rhyme will be, “So I take some red and I paint my…”  and “Head” will be on the next page.  The kids love coming up with “Head” before we turn the page.

It is always fun to make rhymes.

And it’s extra fun within the context of this funny song.

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I Ain’t Gonna Paint No More
Words by Karen Beaumont
Illustrated by David Catrow

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Sing to the tune of “It Ain’t Gonna Rain No More”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3Zsxymliw0

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I AIN’T GONNA PAINT NO MORE Lesson Plans Online

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New York Public Library website has activities and a Painting “Coloring” Page for this book:
http://www.nypl.org/blog/2010/10/26/pic-pick-i-aint-gonna-paint-no-more

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This is a link to the page you can cut out and paint:
http://cdn-prod.www.aws.nypl.org/sites/default/files/blog_attachments/nypliaintgonnapaint.jpg

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A rhyming activity for I AIN’T GONNA PAINT NO MORE on a teacher’s blog, here:
http://thefirstgradesweetlife.blogspot.com/2011/04/word-work-fun.html

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Another activity page from a teacher’s blog, here:
http://nataliesnook123.blogspot.com/2013/05/i-aint-gonna-paint-no-more.html

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A fancy lesson plan for I AIN’T GONNA PAINT, here:
http://www.vaasl.org/pdfs/Conference_Handouts/2010/Raspen%20-%20VRC%20Extensions%20part%202.pdf

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ALAN KATZ AND DAVID CATROW
THE HILARIOUS SONG PARODY SINGABLE PICTURE BOOKS OF WRITER ALAN KATZ AND ILLUSTRATOR DAVID CATROW
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2013/11/05/the-song-parody-singable-picture-books-of-alan-katz-and-david-catrow/

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FUNNY SINGABLE PICTURE BOOKS

That’s Hilarious! A List of Singable Picture Books that’ll Crack You Up!
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/08/24/thats-hilarious-a-list-of-singable-picture-books-thatll-crack-you-up/

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DAVID CATROW
SINGABLE PICTURE BOOKS OF ILLUSTRATOR DAVID CATROW
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2013/11/10/the-singable-picture-books-of-illustrator-david-catrow/


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