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Noah’s Ark in Singable Picture Books

Posted on: July 9, 2011

As they (sorta) say in Frank Loesser’s “Guys and Dolls,”  sit down, baby, you’re rockin’ the boat!  This here is a list of Singable Picture Book Songs about Noah’s journey with an ark full of animals! Rock steady, baby.

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animals went in two by two
Animals Went in Two by Two
Traditional Words and Tune (sing to the tune of, When Johnny Comes Marching Home)
Illustrated by Wendy Straw

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Animals Went in Two by Two (a Noah’s Ark Pop-Up Book)
Traditional Words and Tune (sing to the tune of, When Johnny Comes Marching Home)
Illustrated by Jan Pienkowski

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Old MacNoah Had an Ark

Traditional Tune (Sing to the tune of Old MacDonald Had a Farm)
Words Adapted by Sally Lloyd-Jones
Illustrated by Jill Newton

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One More River (A Noah’s Ark Counting Song)
Traditional Words and Music
Words Adapted by Joan Paley
Illustrated by Joan Paley

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one more river blumen
One More River
Traditional Words and Tune
Adapted by Karen L. Blumen
Illustrated by John J. Blumen

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one more river wallis
One More River
Traditional Words and Tune
Adapted by Diz Wallis
Illustrated by Diz Wallis

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one wide river barbara emberley
One Wide River to Cross
Traditional Words and Tune
Adapted by Barbara Emberley
Illustrated by Ed Emberle

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Rise and Shine
Traditional Words and Music
Illustrated by Tim Warnes

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Rock Steady (A Story of Noah’s Ark)
Words and Music by Sting
Illustrated by Hugh Whyte

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Who Built the Ark? (Based on an African-American Spiritual)
Traditional Words and Music
Illustrated by Pam Paparone

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who built the ark rick brown
Who Built the Ark?
Traditional Words and Music
Illustrated by Rick Brown

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THE UNICORN is a poem by Shel Silverstein which was set to music by the Irish Rovers in the 1960’s and depicts the story of Noah’s Ark.

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The Unicorn” (Poem and music by Shel Silverstein, Arrangement based on 1968 recording by The Irish Rovers, Illustrated by Goeff Brittingham), found in:

The Gift of Make-Believe (Read and Sing Along Lyric Book)
Words by Various Artists
Tunes by Ginger Sands and Various Artists
Illustrations derived from published works of Various Artists

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Where the Sidewalk Ends
Poems by Shel Silverstein
Music by Shel Silverstein
Illustrated by Shel Silverstein
Poems with tunes include:  “The Unicorn” and ”Helping

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The Unicorn
Words and Music by Shel Silverstein
Recorded by The Irish Rovers, 1962

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ELEMENTARY MY DEAR (Words and Music by Bob Dorough) from School House Rock is a Noah’s Ark song, too:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AilDza95hYc

More, here:

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School House Rock (The Official Guide)
By Tom Yohe and George Newall (Creators of School House Rock)
(This book is filled with lyrics, trivia, synopses, and illustrations for each song)

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peter spier noah ark
Peter Spier’s illustration of Noah’s Ark is a wonderful (though not singable) book
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noah%27s_Ark_(book)

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The story of Noah’s Ark is told in the Old Testament book of Genesis, 6-9:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noah%27s_Ark_(book)

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Related Articles:

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ALL THINGS BRIGHT AND BEAUTIFUL
A Collection of Singable Picture Books Based on the Song “All Things Bright and Beautiful” by Cecil Frances Alexander
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/01/22/a-few-favorite-singable-books-part-32-all-things-bright-and-beautiful/

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BIRDS

For the love of birds!
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/06/25/for-the-birds-a-list-of-singable-picture-books-to-celebrate-our-tuneful-feathered-friends/

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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:
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/01/06/singable-picture-books-with-a-green-theme/

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NOAH’S ARK

A List of Singable Picture Book Songs about Noah’s Journey with an Ark Full of Animals
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/07/09/noahs-ark-in-singable-picture-books/

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