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Singable Picture Books by the Emberleys (Ed, Barbara, Rebecca)

Posted on: September 20, 2011

The Emberley Family, headed by Ed and Barbara Emberley, have created some of childhood’s most iconic picture books…and some of them are SINGABLE!!

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Drummer Hoff
Traditional Words and Tune
Words Adapted by Barbara Emberley
Illustrated by Ed Emberley

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Ed Emberley’s ABC
Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by Ed Emberley
See photo spread and details of the book, here:
http://www.lab-curio.com/book/ed/ABC.html

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Forget-Me-Nots Poems to Learn by Heart
Words and Tunes by Various Artists
Poems Selected by Mary Ann Hoberman
Illustrated by Michael Emberley

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If You’re a Monster and You Know It

Traditional Words and Tune
Words Adapted by Rebecca and Ed Emberley
Illustrated by Rebecca and Ed Emberley

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London Bridge is Falling Down (the song and the game)
Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by Ed Emberley

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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 Emberley

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Simon’s Song
Traditional Music
Traditional Rhyme Adapted by Barbara Emberley
Illustrated by Ed Emberley

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Ten Little Beasties
Words, Music and Illustrations by Ed and Rebecca Emberley

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There Was an Old Monster!

Traditional Tune
Words by Rebecca Emberley and Adrian Emberley
Illustrated by Adrian Emberley
(Sing to the tune of “There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly”)

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Yankee Doodle
Traditional Music
Words by Dr. Richard Shackburg
Illustrated with Woodcuts by Ed Emberley

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Juxtapoz Magazine’s article about the 2016/2017 Ed Emberley show at Worcester Art Museum
https://www.juxtapoz.com/news/magazine/ed-emberley-the-kids-are-all-right/

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This great webpage (written in Japanese) has pix and spreads from many of Ed Emberley’s fabulous work from years gone by:
http://www.lab-curio.com/book/ED-SPECIAL.html

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A YouTube video tribute and interview with Ed Emberley:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=wBIVT1YnKLE

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Ed Emberley’s Website:
http://www.edemberley.com/pages/main.aspx

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Rebecca Emberley’s Website:
http://www.rebeccaemberley.com/

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Michael Emberley’s Website (Children’s author/illustrator…I’ve not yet located any Singables by him yet):
http://www.michaelemberley.com/books/

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Blog article about Ed Emberley
http://www.mackinvia-connext.com/2015/03/09/ed-emberley-todd-oldham/

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Two Little Birds Books (Rebecca Emberley)

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Related Articles

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Ten Little Beasties, a Singable Picture Book

https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/09/19/ten-little-beasties-a-singable-picture-book/

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HALLOWEEN

A list of spooky, fun, funny and evocative songs for our favorite October Holiday
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/10/30/halloween-singable-picture-books-ooooooooeeeeeeeee/

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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
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/06/22/a-patriotic-list-of-singable-books-for-july-4th/

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AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY MONTH

A list of Singable Picture Books that celebrate February is African American History Month
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/04/18/singable-picture-books-celebrating-african-american-history-month/

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POETRY SINGABLE POETRY

An ever-expanding list of  singable poems from compilations or singable poems creating individual Singable Picture Books
https://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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EMBERLEYS

Singable Picture Books by the Emberleys (Ed, Barbara, Rebecca)
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/09/20/singable-picture-books-by-the-emberleys/

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