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On Market Street, a Singable ABC Picture Book (with a wink to Arcimboldo)

Posted on: March 15, 2012


On Market Street
Words by Arnold Lobel
Sing to the tune of ABCs or Presidents Name Song for Sing Books with Emily (just leave out the Presidential March) or even “Tempus adest floridum”
Illustrated by Anita Lobel

I found “On Market Street” at our local library and loved the pictures of this ABC book by Anita Lobel. There’s a person depicting each letter of the alphabet, but that person’s body and clothes (everything but faces and hands) are made up of items related to the letter.

Here are the letters K (for Kite) and L (for Lollipop)

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The construction of the pictures reminds me a lot of the artwork of the 16th century artist Archimboldo which I featured last year in a book I made for singing
THE FLOWER CAROL,”

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FLOWER CAROL
“Tempus adest floridum”
Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated with Art by Giuseppe Arcimboldo
Book Assembled by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
To view or print a copy of the BOOKLET, click here:
flower carol arcimboldo
To view or print a copy of the ONE PAGER, click here:
flower carol arcimboldo one pager

This item is for classroom, home, or library use only.

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It’s a bit of a stretch, but you can sing the text of the book to the same tune as is used for Presidents Name Song for Sing Books with Emily (which is an adaptation of the tune for “Ten Little Indians.”

Even a tad more of a stretch (though I went through it a couple times and it can work OK), you can sing the text of the book with “Tempus adest floridum” (which you might know as the tune of “Good King Wenceslas.”)

You can also just sing the letters with the ABC song .

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Related Posts

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ABC, Twinkle Star, Baa Blacksheep, Singable Books and All the Fix-ins
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2009/12/17/abc-twinkle-star-baa-blacksheep-singable-books-and-all-the-fix-ins-and-a-youre-adorable-too/

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The Flower Carol (tempus adest floridum), a Singable Picture Book
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/08/31/the-flower-carol-tempus-adest-floridum-a-singable-picture-book/

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PRESIDENTS’ NAME SONG, A SINGABLE PICTURE BOOK
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/02/23/the-presidents-name-song-a-singable-picture-book/

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