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Food Glorious Food, a list of Singable Picture Books about Food

Posted on: November 23, 2011

A listing of Singable Picture Books that celebrate and illustrate songs about food.  Eat up!

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Albuquerque Turkey [Hardcover]
Traditional Tune (Sing to the Tune of “Oh, My Darlin’ Clementine“)
Words Adapted by B. G. Ford
Illustrated by Lucinda McQueen

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Applebet (an ABC) Words by Clyde Watson
Illustrated by Wendy Watson
This book can be sung to the tune of “The Daring Young Man on the Flying Trapeze

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Bake You a Pie

Words and Music by Ellen Olson-Brown and Brian Claflin
Illustrated by Jeffrey Ebbeler

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BEAUTIFUL SOUP
Words by Lewis Carroll
From ALICE’S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND
Adaptation of the Poem “Star Of The Evening,” by James M. Sayle
Musical Settings by Various Artists
Illustration Adaptation of Andy Warhol’s Green Pea Soup Can from Campbell’s Soup I (1969)

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The Big Rock Candy Mountain

Traditional Words and Tune
Arrangement by Kathy Boyd and Mark Gensman
Illustrated by John Kanzler

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BLEEZER’S ICE CREAM (p. 48-49, Music by Natalie Merchant)

The New Kid on the Block
Poems by Jack Prelutsky
Music by Various Artists
Illustrated by James Stevenson

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BLEEZER’S ICE CREAM (Poem by Jack Prelutsky, Music by Natalie Merchant) is featured on p. 47-48 in,

Penguin book of Nonsense Verse
Verse by Various Artists
Music by Various Artists
Edited by Quentin Blake
Illustrated by Quentin Blake

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SBWE Advent Calendar Candy Cane Song
Candy Cane Song
Poem by Eloise Pauline Gleichenhaus
Tune by Her Mother Emily
To view or print the SBWE Singable Advent Calendar sheet for “Candy Cane Song” click here:
SBWE Advent Calendar Candy Cane Song
Sing along with Emily, here:

https://soundcloud.com/singbookswithemily/candy-cane-song-poem-by-epg

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Chelsea Morning
Words and Music by Joni Mitchell
Illustrated by Brian Froud

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Chicken Soup with Rice (A Book of Months)
Words by Maurice Sendak
Music by Carole King
Illustrated by Maurice Sendak

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COTTLESTON PIE little song sheet sbwe
COTTLESTON PIE
Poem by A. A. Milne
Music by Harold Fraser-Simson
To view or print this sheet, click here:
COTTLESTON PIE little song sheet sbwe

Sing the song with Emily’s sing-along track, here

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COTTLESTON PIE
Poem by A. A. Milne
Music by Harold Fraser-Simson

Sing the song with Emily’s sing-along track, here

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Counting with Wayne Thiebaud
Words by Susan Goldman Rubin
Illustrated with Artwork by Wayne Thiebaud
Sing to the Tune of Twinkle Little Star

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Cows in the Kitchen (Classic Books with Holes)
Traditional Words and Tune (sing to the tune of “Shoo-Fly-Shoo”)
Illustrated by Airlie Anderson
This book features brief printed music on the back page as well as a 2 track sing-along CD of vocal sing-along and instrumental music.  I love it when an instrumental is included so you can sing the song solo.

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Five Little Gefiltes

Traditional Tune (Sing to the tune of “Five Little Ducks”)
Words Adapted by Dave Horowitz
Illustrated by Dave Horowitz

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Fox Went Out on a Chilly Night (An Old Song)

Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by Peter Spier
Published by Dell Dragonfly Books, New York, 1961
ISBN 0-440-40829-6

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Fox Went Out on a Chilly Night
Traditional Words and Music
Illustrated by Wendy Watson

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Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich

Contains Traditional Words and Tunes
Original Poems and Adaptations by Adam Rex
Illustrated by Adam Rex

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The Gingerbread Man: Folk and Fairy Tales (Building Fluency Through Reader’s Theater)

By Dona Herweck Rice
(“Camptown Races” is included in this volume on p. 17 with vocabulary definitions on p. 18)

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Happy Birthday
Traditional Words and Tunes
Illustrated with Online Artwork by Wayne Thiebaud
Booklet Assembled by Emily
To view or print this booklet, click here: happy birthday thiebaud eleg sbwe
I sincerely hope that Mr. Thiebaud won’t mind (he is one of my favorite artists), but I made a booklet using online images of his DELICIOUS artwork so that kids can sweetly sing the Happy Birthday song.
This item is for classroom, home, or library use only.

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Agatha Fry she made a pie, and Christopher John helped bake it…
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HELPING
P. 74 of Free to Be You and Me (Special 35th  Anniversary Edition)
Pgs. 104-105 Print the Music for this Song
Words and Music by Shel Silverstein
Illustrated by Monica Sheehan

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A page for the Sing Books with Emily SINGABLE ADVENT CALENDAR: HERE WE COME A WASSAILING
SBWE Advent Calendar wassail song
Here We Come A-Wassailing
Traditional Words and Tune
To view or print the SBWE Singable Advent Calendar sheet for “Here We Come A-Wassailing” click here:
SBWE Advent Calendar wassail song

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I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie

Traditional Words and Tune
Words Adapted by Alison Jackson
Illustrated by Judy Schachner

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Jamberry
Traditional Tune (Sing to the Tune of “One Little, Two Little”)
Text and Pictures by Bruce Degen

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Lisa Loeb Cover_ Movin and Shakin - Copy
Lisa Loeb’s Songs for Movin’ and Shakin’ (the Air Band Song and Ohter Toe-Tapping Tunes)
Words and Tunes by Lisa Loeb, Various Artists, and Traditional
Songs Performed by Lisa Loeb
Illustrated by Ryan O’Rourke
Published by  Sterling Publishing
ISBN: 9781402769160

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Lots of songs about food in Lisa Loeb’s book, including “Fried Ham” and “The Disappearing Pancake”

Lisa Loeb’s Silly Sing-Along (The Disappointing Pancake and Other Zany Songs)
Some Words and Tunes by Lisa Loeb, Various Artists, and Traditional
Songs Performed by Lisa Loeb
Illustrated by Ryan O’Rourke

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Little Birdie by MPG
LITTLE BIRDIE
Words and Music by Mo Gleichenhaus
Picture assembled by Sing Books with Emily
View or print this page, here:
Little Birdie by MPG 2013
Listen to the scratch recording of LITTLE BIRDIE (by Mo Gleichenhaus), here:

https://soundcloud.com/singbookswithemily/little-birdie-by-mo-2013-02-03

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Little Miss Muffet
Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by Tracey Campbell Pearson

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Little Miss Muffet Counts to Ten
Traditional Music
Words Adapted by Emma Chichester Clark
Illustrated by Emma Chichester Clark

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The Lollipops Song
Words and Music by Nita Buie
Illustrated by Tate Publishing
ISBN 978-1-60799-042-0
This book comes with a code that you can use to download the author singing her song.

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The Lollipop Tree” (Words and Music by Joseph Darion and George Kleinsinger, Illustrated by Milo Winter), from,

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 Poems set to music

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A page for the Sing Books with Emily SINGABLE ADVENT CALENDAR: Marshmallow World
SBWE Advent Calendar Marshmallow World
Marshmallow World
Words by Carl Sigman
Music by Peter DeRose
To view or print the SBWE Singable Advent Calendar sheet for “Marshmallow World” click here:
SBWE Advent Calendar Marshmallow World
This item is for home use only.

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Mouse Cookies & More (A Treasury)

Stories by Laura Numeroff
Song Music an Lyrics by Sarah Weeks
Illustrated by Felicia Bond
This book features printed music, recipes and stories.  The songs are suggestive of the stories, but they are not musical versions of the stories.

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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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MY FAVORITE THINGS
A page for the Sing Books with Emily SINGABLE ADVENT CALENDAR

SBWE Advent Calendar My Favorite Things
My Favorite Things
Words by Oscar Hammerstein II
Music by Richard Rodgers
To view or print the SBWE Singable Advent Calendar sheet for “My Favorite Things,” click here:
SBWE Advent Calendar My Favorite Things

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On Top of Spaghetti
Traditional Tune (sing to the tune of “On Top of Old Smoky“)
Lyrics Adapted by Tom Glazer
Illustrated by Art Seiden

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On Top of Spaghetti
Written by Paul Brett Johnson
Lyrics by Tom Glazer Traditional Tune (“On Top of Old Smoky”)
Illustrated by Paul Brett Johnson

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On Top of Spaghetti 
Lyrics by Tom Glazer Traditional Tune (“On Top of Old Smoky”)
Illustrated by Gene Barretta

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On Top of Spaghetti 
Traditional Tune (“On Top of Old Smoky”)
Lyrics by Tom Glazer Illustrated by Katherine Tillotson

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Oranges & Lemons
Words and Music by Various Artists
Compiled by Karen King
Illustrated by Ian Beck

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A page for the Sing Books with Emily SINGABLE ADVENT CALENDAROVER THE RIVER AND THROUGH THE WOOD
SBWE Advent Calendar Over the River (Christmas)
Over the River and Through the Wood
Traditional Tune
Poem by Lydia Maria Child
To view or print the SBWE Singable Advent Calendar sheet for “Over the River and Through the Wood,” click here:
SBWE Advent Calendar Over the River (Christmas)

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Over the River and Through the Wood
Traditional Tune
Poem by Lydia Maria Child
Illustrated by Matt Tavares
Post for this special illustration:
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/11/21/a-new-ride-over-the-river/

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Over the River and Through the Wood
Traditional Tune
Poem By Lydia Maria Child
Illustrated by Christopher Manson

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The Owl and the Pussycat

Words by Edward Lear
Musical Settings by Various Artists
Illustrated by Jan Brett
(The poem has been set to music a few times. But, for a tune to sing along, I suggest the “Owl and the Pussycat,” vocal track by Lorraine Nelson Wolf on her album “Come Follow Me,” Track 16)
Sing “O&P” along with Emily: 

http://soundcloud.com/singbookswithemily/o-p-eleg-061909

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The Owl and the Pussycat

Words by Edward Lear
Musical Settings by Various Artists
Illustrated by James Marshall
(The poem has been set to music a few times. But, for a tune to sing along, I suggest the “Owl and the Pussycat,” vocal track by Lorraine Nelson Wolf on her album “Come Follow Me,” Track 16)
Sing “O&P” along with Emily: 

http://soundcloud.com/singbookswithemily/o-p-eleg-061909

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Peanut Butter and Jelly (A Play Rhyme)
Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by Nadine Bernard Westcott
The back page of “Peanut Butter and Jelly” suggests movements to make this book even more fun with ACTION!

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Sing a Song of Popcorn (Every Child’s Book of Poems)
Illustrated by Nine Caldecott Medal Artists
Words and Music by Various Artists
Published by Scholastic Inc., New York
ISBN 0-590-40645-0

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Sing a Song of Sixpence
Traditional Words and Music
Illustrated by Jane Chapman

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A Soup Opera
Words and Music by Jim Gill
Illustrated by David Moose

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The Sugar Plum Tree (and Other Verses)
Poems by Eugene Field
Music by Various Artists
Illustrated by Fern Bisel Peat

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Teddy Bear’s Picnic
Words by Jimmy Kennedy Music by John W. Bratton
Illustrated by Alexandra Day
Published by Scholastic Inc., New York, NY, 1983
ISBN 0-439-39622-0

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Ten Fat Sausages

Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by Elke Zinsmeister (Here’s a good track to help you learn the tune to this cute counting song: http://www.amazon.com/Ten-Fat-Sausages/dp/B003A5208W/ref=sr_1_13?ie=UTF8&qid=1274970413&sr=1-13)

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Thanksgiving Day Alphabet
Traditional Tune (Sing to the Tune of the ABC Song)
Written by Beverly Vidrine
Illustrated by Alison Davis Lyne

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Thanksgiving Stories and Poems
Words and Music by Various Artists
Edited by Caroline Feller Bauer
Illustrated by Nadine Bernard Westcott

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Lots of treats mentioned in:

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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Today is Monday
Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by Eric Carle
(This book features printed sheet music and printed lyrics)
Click here for the Sing Books with Emily “Today is Monday, All You Hungry Children” Poster Card:
today is monday, come and eat it up sign
Click here for a link to the Sing Books with Emily “Today is Monday Sounds & Moves” Poster Card:
today is monday sounds & moves eleg sbwe

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Today is Monday (Sounds & Moves Card by ELEG for SBWE)
Traditional Words and Tune
Click here for a link to the Sing Books with Emily “Today is Monday Sounds & Moves” Poster Card:
today is monday sounds & moves eleg sbwe

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today is monday, come and eat it up sign

Today is Monday (“All You Hungry Children” Card by ELEG for SBWE)
Traditional Words and Tune
Click here for a link to the Sing Books with Emily “All You Hungry Children” Poster Card:
today is monday, come and eat it up sign

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We Wish You a Merry Christmas (A Traditional Carol)
Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by Tracey Campbell Pearson

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We Wish You a Merry Christmas (Spin Me a Storybook)
Traditional Words and Tune
Published by Playmore Inc. Publishers
ISBN: 1-59060-593-4

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When the Frost is on the Punkin
Poem by James Whitcomb Reilly
Illustrations by Glenna Lang
Musical Settings by Various Artists
(This book prints all but the last verse of the poem.)

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Whopper Cake

Traditional Tune Words by Karma Wilson
Illustrated by Will Hillenbrand
(This story in verse, about the baking of a HUGE birthday cake, can be sung to the tune of “Happy Birthday!”)

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Addendum 4/28/2013

American Food Roots Online Magazine just published the clip of my sharing my experience of growing up with pie in Indiana, plus I got to share a song by my son Mo:
http://www.americanfoodroots.com/50-states/pie-is-a-slice-of-life-in-indiana/

The video, here:
https://vimeo.com/64826360

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Related Posts

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PIE
Pie, Pie, Pie! A Celebration of Pie in my Hoosier Family Heritage and in Singable Picture Books
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2013/04/13/pie-pie-pie-a-celebration-of-pie-in-my-hoosier-family-heritage-and-in-singable-picture-books/

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THANKSGIVING
A Songlist to help us Celebrate Thanksgiving!
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/11/06/thank-heavens-singable-picture-books-for-thanksgiving/

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