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“Sing a Whale Song” starts with a story in prose, beautifully illustrated in watercolor paintings, followed by lyrics to 4 songs printed and illustrated at the end. The story is about a boy who is granted his wish of becoming a whale and in the end learns a song from the whale which requests responsible stewardship of the earth for all its creatures.
Mo’s Book Review:
I read the book to my son Mo and asked him to give his opinion. Mo said, “I just naturally like it. It’s a good book. I like the adventures of the kid being a whale. I also like the song lyrics at the end. I like how Timothy sang the whale song wherever he went. I think Jerry Smath did a very good job with the illustrations and how he put a GO SLOWLY sign on the dock.”
Links to YouTubes and sound clips of the songs at the back of the book:
Tom Chapin’s recording of “Sing a Whale Song” from the album MOONBOAT:
“Sing a Whale Song” on YouTube:
Tom Chapin’s recording of “Good Garbage” from the album MOTHER EARTH:
“Good Garbage” on YouTube:
Tom Chapin’s recording “Someone’s Gonna Use It” from the album FAMILY TREE
“Someone’s Gonna Use It” on YouTube:
Tom Chapin’s recording of “This Pretty Planet” from the album FAMILY TREE (cover image above)
“This Pretty Planet” on YouTube:
“This Pretty Planet” is a particularly beautiful song and, as you will hear in the YouTube, can be sung in a gorgeous round.