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Winter and Winter Holidays were the theme this week in the classes of Miss Robin (Pre-K), Mr. Mitchell (K), Ms. Slovensky (1), Ms. Trojan (1), Ms. Sackett (1), Ms. Everett (K), Ms. Campbell (K), Ms. Anctil (K), and Ms. Mason (K) at Tuckahoe Elementary, Timber Lane Elementary an, Carlin Springs Elementary, and Ashlawn Elementary Schools..  It was so much fun to celebrate the season!

In each class, we sang a selection of songs from the following list (arranged here in no particular order).  I like, sometimes, to put things in the list randomly, so that folks who check in can see new and different items on the top.  I frequently will sing the ABCs and ZYXs with children to start things off and we’ll do the American Sign Language signs for the letters.  But that would put the ABCs on top every time.  I think it’s fun to see other selections on the top, like I Know and Old Lady Who Swallowed a Dreidel or Señor Pancho Had a Rancho.  The world of Illustrated Song is rich and it s exciting (at least to me) to see, and see anew, lists of them and all the fun we can have singing and learning!

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Before we sang this song, we looked at images of the masterworks of art parodied by the illustrator in this delightful book!
old lady who swallowed a dreidel
I Know and Old Lady Who Swallowed a Dreidel
Adaptation by Caryn Yacowitz
Illustrated by David Slonim

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White Christmas (Irving Berlin’s)
Words and Music by Irving Berlin
Illustrated By Michael Hague

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Hanukkah, Oh Hanukka
Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by Olga and Aleksey Ivanov

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Hanukkah, Oh Hanukkah

Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by Susan L. Roth

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Winter Wonderland (Sleigh Bells Ring, Are You Listening?)

Words by Dick Smith
Music by Felix Bernard
Illustrated by Jacqueline Rogers
1992, ISBN 0-0439-13657-1

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The Christmas Song: Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire

Words and Music by Mel Torme and Robert Wells
Illustrated by Doris Barrette

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I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas
Words and Music by John Rox
Illustrations by Bruce Whatley

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We are having so much fun with this book that has both OLD MACDONALD and SENOR PANCHO singing the sounds barnyard animals make in both English and Spanish.  Since most of the classes have kids who speak Spanish at home, they helped me to correctly pronounce the words! 
senor pancho had a rancho
Señor Pancho Had a Rancho (and Old MacDonald)
Words by René Colato Laínez,
Illustrated by Elwood Smith
(Holiday House, $16.95)
978-0-8234-2632-4

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My Favorite Things
Words by Oscar Hammerstein II
Music by Richard Rodgers
Illustrations by Renee Graef

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My Favorite Things

Words by Oscar Hammerstein II
Music by Richard Rodgers
Illustrated by James Warhola

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Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Original Story by Robert L. May
Written for Montgomery Ward Department Store in 1939
Illustrated by Denver Gillen
Set to Music by Johnny Marks (1948)
(I created a sing-along book for Johnny Mark’s tune with the Denver Gillen Illustrations.  Fun to sing!)

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Frosty the Snowman
Words and Music by Steve Nelson and Jack Rollins
Performed by Kenny Loggins
Illustrated by Wade Zahares
ISBN 978-1-62354-012-8

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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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Fox Went Out on a Chilly Night (An Old Song), 2014 Reissue
Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by Peter Spier

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ABCs with American Sign Language Alphabet
Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
Click here to view or print this card, click here:
letters caps WITH SIGN

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ZYX letters caps WITH SIGN and chords portrait ELEG 4 SBWE
ZYX Sing Along Card with ASL Alphabet and Guitar Chords by ELEG for SBWE

Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
To view or print this Sing Along Card, click here:
ZYX letters caps WITH SIGN and chords portrait ELEG 4 SBWE

Sing the ZYX’s along with me!  Just click here:

http://soundcloud.com/singbookswithemily/zyxs-eleg-2010

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Relates Posts

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SPANISH
Singable Picture Books with Songs in Spanish
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2013/08/25/singable-picture-books-with-songs-in-spanish/

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SPECIAL OCCASIONS AND INTERESTS
This page is a list filled with links to lists of Singable Picture Books for special occasions and interests
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/song-book-lists-for-all-occasions/

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WINTER

Singable Picture Books for Winter
Some of these are sung at Christmastime, but this is a list of songs about Winter that you can sing all season long!
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/12/21/singable-picture-books-for-winter/

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CHRISTMAS

A Collection of Singable Picture Books that celebrate CHRISTMAS!
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/11/28/singable-picture-books-for-christmas/

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HANUKKAH, PASSOVER, SEDER AND OTHER JEWISH HOLIDAYS AND TRADITIONS
(Hanukkah, Hanukah, Chanukah, Hannukah, Hannukkah, Channukah)

A fun list of books to sing and celebrate Hanukkah and other Jewish Holidays and Traditions
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/11/26/singable-picture-books-for-hanukkah/

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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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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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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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RODGERS AND HAMMERSTEIN

Singable Picture Books of Rodgers & Hammerstein Songs
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/04/10/a-few-favorite-singable-books-part-59-rodgers-hammerstein/

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GOOD ADVICE
A list of Illustrated Songs that convey really good ideas and great advice.

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

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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/

Enormous JOY this week singing in the classes of Ms. Morgan (K), Ms. Harris (K), Ms. George (1), Ms. Hissong (1), Ms. Risutek (1), Ms. Howard (2), Ms. Allen (2), Mr. Koppelman (2), Mr. Grasso (3), Ms. Coffman (3), Ms. Strickland (3), at Tuckahoe Elementary School and Timber Lane Elementary School.

In each class, we sang a selection of songs from the following list (arranged in no particular order),

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old lady who swallowed a dreidel
I Know and Old Lady Who Swallowed a Dreidel
Adaptation by Caryn Yacowitz
Illustrated by David Slonim

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frosty the snowman wade zahares
Frosty the Snowman
Words and Music by Steve Nelson and Jack Rollins
Performed by Kenny Loggins
Illustrated by Wade Zahares
ISBN 978-1-62354-012-8

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Hanukkah, Oh Hanukka
Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by Olga and Aleksey Ivanov

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Hanukkah, Oh Hanukkah

Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by Susan L. Roth

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I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas
Words and Music by John Rox
Illustrations by Bruce Whatley

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My Favorite Things
Words by Oscar Hammerstein II
Music by Richard Rodgers
Illustrations by Renee Graef

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My Favorite Things

Words by Oscar Hammerstein II
Music by Richard Rodgers
Illustrated by James Warhola

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The Marvelous Toy
Words and Music by Tom Paxton
Illustrated by Steve Cox

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Grandma’s Feather Bed (John Denver’s)
Words and Music by Jim Connor
Adapted and Illustrated by Christopher Canyon

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Fox Went Out on a Chilly Night (An Old Song), 2014 Reissue
Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by Peter Spier

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The Farmer in the Dell
Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by Ilse Plume

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Preamble
Art by Mike Wilkins (1987)
Smithsonian American Art Museum
http://americanart.si.edu
Sing this with THE PREAMBLE SONG from SCHOOL HOUSE ROCK   (and FIFTY NIFTY STATES, too!)
Preamble Song
Words and Music by Lynn Ahrens
Preamble Text by Gouverneur Morris
From SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK

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Preamble Song
Preamble Text by Gouverneur Morris
Music and Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
From SCHOOL HOUSE ROCK 

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Preamble of the Constitution of the United States of America
Sing this with THE PREAMBLE SONG from SCHOOL HOUSE ROCK 
Preamble Song
Preamble Text by Gouverneur Morris
Music and Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Page Coordinated by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
To view or print this page, click here:
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Preamble of the Constitution of the United States of America
Sing this with THE PREAMBLE SONG from SCHOOL HOUSE ROCK 
Preamble Song
Preamble Text by Gouverneur Morris
Music and Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Page Coordinated by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
To view or print this page, click here:
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Preamble Song:  a Girl Scout Song for Troop 2740
Preamble Song GSSLyrics
The Preamble Song (Preamble Excerpt)
Words by Gouverneur Morris
Music by Lynn Ahrens
To view or print this page, click here:
Preamble Song GSSLyrics

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The Preamble to the Constitution of the United States

Sing this with THE PREAMBLE SONG from SCHOOL HOUSE ROCK   (and FIFTY NIFTY STATES, too!)
Preamble Song
Preamble Text by Gouverneur Morris
Music and Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Inscribed and Illustrated by Sam Fink
From: The Constitution of the United States of America (With Benjamin Franklin’s Address to the Delegates Upon the Signing of the Constitution)

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take me home country roads
Take Me Home, Country Roads

Words and Music by  John Denver, Taffy Nivert and Bill Danoff
Words Adapted by Christopher Canyon
Illustrated by Christopher Canyon
ISBN 978-1584690726

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I’m a Manatee
Words by John Lithgow
Music by Bill Elliott
Illustrated by Ard Hoyt

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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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WINTER

Singable Picture Books for Winter
Some of these are sung at Christmastime, but this is a list of songs about Winter that you can sing all season long!
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/12/21/singable-picture-books-for-winter/

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AMERICAN HISTORY: CELEBRATING THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND HER CITIZENS AND TELL STORIES OF AMERICAN HISTORY
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/06/22/a-patriotic-list-of-singable-books-for-july-4th/

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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
A list of Illustrated Songs that convey really good ideas and great advice.

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

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CHRISTMAS

A Collection of Singable Picture Books that celebrate CHRISTMAS!
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/11/28/singable-picture-books-for-christmas/

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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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HANUKKAH, PASSOVER, SEDER AND OTHER JEWISH HOLIDAYS AND TRADITIONS

A fun list of books to sing and celebrate Hanukkah and other Jewish Holidays and Traditions
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/11/26/singable-picture-books-for-hanukkah/

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PINTEREST
NOT NECESSARILY SINGABLE, BUT MUSIC RELATED ON SING BOOKS WITH EMILY’S PINTEREST
Music Inspired and Music Education Picture Books
Because of the ease of “Pinning” my PINTEREST list for Not Necessarily Singable but Music Inspired and Music Education Picture Books has overtime become more comprehensive than the list on my blog (please not, however that, though some have appeared in my blog, most are books I’ve discovered online)
http://pinterest.com/singbooksemily/music-inspired-and-music-education-picture-books/

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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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Sing Books With Emily’s Top 10 Favorite Illustrated Songs of 2014 (and a few others, too)
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/12/05/sing-books-with-emilys-top-10-favorite-illustrated-songs-of-2014-and-a-few-others-too/

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LULLABIES IN SINGLE SONG SINGABLE PICTURE BOOKS
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/03/20/illustrated-lullabies-in-single-singable-picture-books/

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

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JOHN DENVER
The Singable Picture Books of John Denver
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/04/16/the-singable-picture-books-of-john-denver/

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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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TOM PAXTON

The Singable Picture Books of Tom Paxton
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/10/11/the-singable-picture-books-of-tom-paxton/

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RODGERS AND HAMMERSTEIN

Singable Picture Books of Rodgers & Hammerstein Songs
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/04/10/a-few-favorite-singable-books-part-59-rodgers-hammerstein/

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JOHN LITHGOW
The Singable Picture Books of John Lithgow
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/04/23/the-singable-picture-books-of-john-lithgow/

Since there are many to choose from, my favorite IF YOU’RE HAPPY AND YOU KNOW IT Singable Picture Book is published by Barefoot Books, Adapted by Anna McQuinn and Illustrated by Sophie Fatus.

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If You’re Happy and You Know It

Traditional Tune
Words Adapted by Anna McQuinn
Illustrated by Sophie Fatus
(This book, published by Barefoot Books, comes with a CD, printed music and pages of interesting facts)
Published by Barefoot Books 

This book comes with a nicely produced and arranged vocal and instrumental track.  My only bugaboo with it is that the interlude between verses is not always consistent.  You’ll need to learn the vocal and where the interludes are more or less time before you can sing along with the instrumental.  The interlude after verse 1, 2, 3 is 4-counts.  The interlude after verse 4 is 8-counts. The interlude after verse 5, 6, 7 is 4-counts.  The interlude after verse 8 is 8-counts.

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www.youtube.com/watch?v=71hqRT9U0wg
If You’re Happy and You Know It
Traditional Tune
Words Adapted by Anna McQuinn
Illustrated by Sophie Fatus
Singable Picture Book Video from Barefoot Books:
http://www.youtube.com/user/barefootbooks

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Barefoot Books Arrangement ends with a postlude rainbow of HELLO call and repeats in different languages:

Say:
Hello
Konnichiwa (Japanese)
Bonjour (French)
Privyet (Russian)
Ni Hao (Mandarin Chinese)
Kalimera (Greek)
Jambo (Swahili)
Hao (??)
Guten Tag (German)
Namaste (Sanskrit, spoken in India and Nepal)
Selam (Turkish)
Buongiorno (Italian)
Hola (Spanish)
Vaanga (??)

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Other Sweet Illustrations of IF YOU’RE HAPPY AND YOU KNOW IT:

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If You’re Happy and You Know It (Sing-Along Storybook)
Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by Melanie Mitchell

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If You’re Happy and You Know It (Raffi Songs to Read)

Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by Cyd Moore

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IIf You’re Happy and You Know It Clap Your Hands (a Pop-Up Book)
Traditional Words and Music
Illustrated by David A. Carter

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Delightful Adaptations

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If You’re Hoppy
Traditional Words and Tune
Words Adapted by April Pulley Sayre
Illustrated by Jackie Urbanovic
ISBN 987-0-06-156634-9

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If You’re Happy and You Know It, Jungle Edition

Traditional Words and Tune
Words Adapted by James Warhola
Illustrations by James Warhola

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The Song Featured in Collections

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If You’re Happy and You Know it (Eighteen Story Songs Set to Pictures by Nicki Weiss)

Traditional Words and Tunes
Illustrated by Nicki Weiss

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Related Posts

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MOVEMENTS, FINGER PLAYS AND DANCES (ACTION SONGS)
Get Movin’!  MOVEMENTS, FINGER PLAYS AND DANCES in Singable Picture Books
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2013/04/02/get-movin-movements-finger-plays-and-dances-in-singable-picture-books/

As it is one of the most beloved of all songs, I’m happy that WHITE CHRISTMAS has been illustrated.

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White Christmas (Irving Berlin’s)
Words and Music by Irving Berlin
Illustrated By Michael Hague

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Bing Crosby’s record sleeve for single recording of White Christmas

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www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJSUT8Inl14

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White Christmas wiki:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_Christmas_%28song%29

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About White Christmas on History.com:
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/bing-crosby-introduces-quotwhite-christmasquot-to-the-world

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WHITE CHRISTMAS on SongFacts.com:
http://www.songfacts.com/detail.php?id=4072

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HarperCollins Children’s Books Publisher webpage for the book:
http://www.harpercollinschildrens.com/books/White-Christmas/

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Related Posts

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CHRISTMAS

A Collection of Singable Picture Books that celebrate CHRISTMAS!
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/11/28/singable-picture-books-for-christmas/

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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/

Not just Manhattan, this book sings about urban gardens in Chicago, Atlanta, Toronto, Seattle, and Washington DC.  The last pages called GREEN MATTERS give info about gardening in cities and list a few resources.  It’s a fun song, but you can learn about gardening in a city and even some geography, too.  The colorful pictures in the book draw you in with the activity of planting, growing and harvesting.  And I love Caspar Babypants’ recording of the song, with his friendly/funky voice accompanied by guitar and what sounds like a Hawaiian lap steel slide guitar giving some nice flavor.  I love this book.

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Old Manhattan Has Some Farms
Words by Susan Lendroth
Traditional Tune, Sing to the Tune of Old MacDonald
Includes a downloadable song from Caspar Babypants
Illustrated by Kate Endle

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Publisher Charlesbridge webpage for this book:
http://www.charlesbridge.com/productdetails.cfm?PC=5876

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Link to the song as performed by Caspar Babypants:
http://babypantsmusic.com/album/150469/old-manhattan-has-some-farms

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Interview with author Susan Lendroth about writing the book:
http://www.goodreadswithronna.com/2014/08/15/an-interview-with-susan-lendroth-author-of-old-manhattan-has-some-farms/

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Related Posts

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USEFUL TUNES IN THE PUBLIC DOMAIN
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/07/15/useful-tunes-in-the-public-domain/

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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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Old MacDonald in Singable Picture Books
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/07/17/%E2%80%9Cread-sing-play-abc-sing-along%E2%80%9D-a-singable-book-letter-p-tune-of-%E2%80%9Cold-macdonald-had-a-farm%E2%80%9D/

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Caspar Babypants Songs For Books Webpage:
http://babypantsmusic.com/songs-for-books

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Sing Books With Emily’s Top 10 Favorite Illustrated Songs of 2014 (and a few others, too)
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2014/12/05/sing-books-with-emilys-top-10-favorite-illustrated-songs-of-2014-and-a-few-others-too/

I grew up listening to this song at Christmastime, especially as sung by Johnny Mathis.  For Sing Books purposes, it’s a Winter Song and we can sing it well into each New Year,and nobody has to be of any particular religious persuasion to sing-along.  It is a delightful and engaging song.

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Winter Wonderland (Sleigh Bells Ring, Are You Listening?)

Words by Dick Smith
Music by Felix Bernard
Illustrated by Jacqueline Rogers
1992, ISBN 0-0439-13657-1

This book is so teeny-tiny.  Just 5.5 inches square, and only published in a little paper booklet.  The pictures are beautifully painted.  Whey they didn’t choose to make a full size, hardcover version of this, I do not know.  The format is disappointing, though the rendering is not.

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www.youtube.com/watch?v=rPrINX6KcoM
As soon as this intro plays, I’m transported back to my Indiana home, in the house where I grew up.  Relatives are about to arrive on Christmas Eve.  A fire is in the fireplace and the scent of the Christmas tree, wassail (which my dad is making in the Crock Pot) and my mom’s perfume (Chanel No. 5) are in the air.   This song (and the rest of this album) are playing off of a reel to reel tape player.  Excitement, magic, warmth and love are in the air.  I can feel it like it all happened yesterday.

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Winter Wonderland wiki:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winter_Wonderland

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I don’t exactly understand what this is, but a shimmeringly illustrated webpage with the lyrics to this song:
http://www.ezgeta.com/winter.html

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WINTER WONDERLAND
Words by Dick Smith
Music by Felix Bernard

Sleigh bells ring, are you listening
In the lane, snow is glistening
A beautiful sight
We’re happy tonight
Walking in a winter wonderland.

Gone away is the bluebird
Here to stay is a new bird
He sings a love song
As we go along
Walking in a winter wonderland.

In the meadow we can build a snowman
Then pretend that he is Parson Brown
He’ll say, “Are you married”
We’ll say, “No man,
But you can do the job
When you’re in town.”

Later on, we’ll conspire
As we dream by the fire
To face unafraid
The plans that we’ve made
Walking in a winter wonderland.

In the meadow we can build a snowman
Then pretend that he’s a circus clown
We’ll have lots of fun with mister snowman
Until the other kiddies knock him down.

When it snows, It’s so thrilling
Though your nose gets a chilling
We’ll frolic and play, the Eskimo way
Walking in a winter wonderland.

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Related Posts

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WINTER

Singable Picture Books for Winter
Some of these are sung at Christmastime, but this is a list of songs about Winter that you can sing all season long!
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/12/21/singable-picture-books-for-winter/

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CHRISTMAS

A Collection of Singable Picture Books that celebrate CHRISTMAS!
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/11/28/singable-picture-books-for-christmas/

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HANUKKAH, PASSOVER, SEDER AND OTHER JEWISH HOLIDAYS AND TRADITIONS

A fun list of books to sing and celebrate Hanukkah and other Jewish Holidays and Traditions
http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/11/26/singable-picture-books-for-hanukkah/

 

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space song rocket ride
Space Song Rocket Ride
Words and Music by Sunny Scribens (using elements of the song AND THE GREEN GRASS GREW ALL AROUND)
Illustrated by David Sim
CD Performance by Mark Collins
Published by Barefoot Books 

I love this book and the song.  The pictures are fun, informative and adorable.  The song teaches and will inspire kids to learn more about space and our place in the Milky Way galaxy.  The song is perfectly performed by Mark Collins.  He does not over or under sing the song, he communicates it, shares it.  The arrangement and instrumental choices are really fantastic.  The kids are going to love it and so am I.

This is the perfect Illustrated Song package.  It is a great song with terrific illustrations and it comes with a CD that includes both a vocal track and an instrumental track so kids can sing along themselves.

The song is chock FULL of information and it will take kids a few spins around the song to fully get it all.  But I have found that if children enjoy a song, they don’t have a problem with immediately understanding every molecule of its information.  They seem comfortable with the idea that if they don’t understand it now, they’ll get it later.  But they will find bits of familiarity, even the youngest ones, facts they have picked up by just being around their parents or what they have learned outright at school.  They will love to say “I know this,” “I learned that.”

It wold probably also help to understand that the structure of the song is an adaptation of the cumulative folk song called AND THE GREEN GRASS GREW ALL AROUND.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SAHy_2IFFGA

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Barefoot Books webpage for SPACE SONG ROCKET RIDE
http://store.barefootbooks.com/space-song-rocket-ride-4488.html

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Illustrator David Sim’s webpage for this book includes many sample illustrations, beautifully rendered:
http://www.davidsimillustration.com/index.php?/news/

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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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