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The Singable Picture Books of Brian Wildsmith

Posted on: July 29, 2012

Brian Wildsmith is one of my favorite of all illustrators.  I love his use of paint, color, shape and material.  I love that he’s a little wild (as his name would hint to), and I love the subjects he chooses to illustrate.  Luckily, a few of his works are singable.

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Brian Wildsmith’s ABC

Sing to the Tune of the ABC Song
Illustrated by Brian Wildsmith
ISBN 978-1887734028
This is a colorful, whimsical, artful edition for singing the ABCs and ZYXs!

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Brian Wildsmith’s ABC
Sing to the Tune of the ABC Song
Illustrated by Brian Wildsmith
ISBN 978-1887734028
This is a colorful, whimsical, artful edition for singing the ABCs and ZYXs!
The image above represents the first American edition cover in 1963.
 ASIN: B000GU2TV2

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Brian Wildsmith’s Amazing Animal Alphabet
Sing to the Tune of the ABC Song
Illustrated by Brian Wildsmith
This is a colorful, whimsical, artful edition for singing the ABCs and ZYXs!
ISBN-13: 978-1595721853

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Brian Wildsmith Teaching Cards (From A to Z)
Sing to the Tune of the ABC Song
Illustrated by Brian Wildsmith
Published by Franklin Watts, Incorporated (1974,1979)
ISBN-13: 978-0531026885 (?)

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Brian Wildsmith Teaching Cards (From A to Z)
Sing to the Tune of the ABC Song
Illustrated by Brian Wildsmith
Published by Franklin Watts, Incorporated (1974,1979)
ISBN-13: 978-0531026885 (?)

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brian wildsmiths birds
Brian Wildsmith’s BIRDS
Text by Brian Wildsmith
Illustrated by Brian Wildsmith
When we sing The Sparrow we talk about the names of animal groups and how exploring the names of animal groups is a great way to enhance your vocabulary). This artful book explores bird group names like “a stare of owls.”

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brian wildsmiths wild animals
Brian Wildsmith’s WILD ANIMALS
Text by Brian Wildsmith
Illustrated by Brian Wildsmith
When we sing The Sparrow we talk about the names of animal groups and how exploring the names of animal groups is a great way to enhance your vocabulary). This artful book explores bird group names like “an ambush of tigers.”

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Brian Wildsmith’s Mother Goose (A Collection of Nursery Rhymes)
Words and Music by Various Artists
Illustrated by Brian Wildsmith
ASIN: B000H2J2TG
Click here for a photostream of images from Brian Wildsmith’s Mother Goose:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/mallorymcinnis/6423470451/in/photostream/

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Brian Wildsmith Teaching Cards (From A to Z)
Sing to the Tune of the ABC Song
Illustrated by Brian Wildsmith
Published by Franklin Watts, Incorporated (January 1979)
ISBN-13: 978-0531026885

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A Child’s Garden of Verses
Poems by Robert Louis Stevenson
Musical Settings by Various Artists
Illustrated by Brian Wildsmith
ISBN-13: 978-1595720573

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hark hark lark (oxford)

Hark, hark! the lark
Song by William Shakespeare
Music by Various Artists
This illustration by Brian Wildsmith from Oxford Book of Poetry for Children

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Oxford Book of Poetry for Children
Music and Poems by Various Artists
Poems Selected by Edward Blishen
Illustrated by Brian Wildsmith
1987 Re-issue ISBN 978-0192760319

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Time to Rise
Words by Robert Louis Stevenson
Music by Joanie Bartles (Album, “Morning Magic” (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001N0P2FY/ref=dm_sp_alb?ie=UTF8&qid=1295105920&sr=8-3-fkmr0), Track 3 for vocals, Track 13 for instrumental)
Poem published in, among other books:
Tomie’s Little Book of Poems (Poems by Various Artists, Illustrated by Tomie DePaola)
A Child’s Garden of Verses (Words by Robert Louis Stevenson, Illustrated in Many Editions by Various Artists, Illustrated Above by Brian Wildsmith)

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The Twelve Days of Christmas
Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by Brian Wildsmith
ISBN-13: 978-0192727312


Winter Song
Poem by William Shakespeare
From Shakespeare’s play LOVE’S LABOUR’S LOST
This illustration by Brian Wildsmith from Oxford Book of Poetry for Children

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About Brian Wildsmith:
http://brianwildsmith.com/about.htm

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Brian Wildsmith Museum of Art in Japan:
http://www.metm.co.jp/english/eindex.html

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Brian Wildsmith wiki:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brian_Wildsmith

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A terrific article about Brian Wildsmith, here:
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/profiles/brian-wildsmith-technicolor-artist-of-wonder-and-beauty-1941260.html

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Another excellent article about Mr.Wildsmith, this one from The Guardian newspaper:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2006/may/13/featuresreviews.guardianreview27

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Related Posts

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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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BRIAN WILDSMITH
The Singable Picture Books of Brian Wildsmith
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/07/29/the-singable-picture-books-of-brian-wildsmith/

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CHILD’S GARDEN OF VERSES

Most Robert Louis Stevenson’s book of poetry for children have been set to music
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/03/28/a-childs-garden-of-verses-singable-poems-by-robert-louis-stevenson/

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CHRISTMAS

A Collection of Singable Picture Books that celebrate CHRISTMAS!
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/11/28/singable-picture-books-for-christmas/

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POETRY SINGABLE POETRY IN COMPILATIONS

An list of  singable poems from compilations of poetry for children
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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