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Senor Don Gato, an Illustrated Song

Posted on: April 6, 2016

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senor don gato manders
Senor Don Gato
Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by John Manders

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About the Illustrator

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Illustrator John Manders writes in his blog about his process making pictures for this song:
https://johnmanders.wordpress.com/2009/08/26/from-the-archives%E2%80%94senor-don-gato/

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The same information on his website:
http://www.johnmanders.com/BETA/from-the-archives-senor-don-gato/

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Song Origin Info

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Wiki article for Senor Don Gato
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Se%C3%B1or_Don_Gato

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Senor Don Gato on Mama Lisa’s website (includes Spanish version)
http://www.mamalisa.com/?t=es&p=548

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I’ve been eyeing this book for a long time and somehow found a used copy at a very reasonable price.  All the other prices have been extremely high, even for used copies in less than stellar condition.  Finding info about the song on the illustrator’s website reveals the reason: there is some kind of copyright dispute which took the book out of print.  This is why the copies are rare and expensive.

That said, the song, originally from a Mexican rhyme, is hilarious and the pictures are superb (marvelously capturing the hilarity).  I love that the illustrator closely studied the work of Diego Velasquez to make the luscious pictures for this song.

Writing this on 4/6/2016, I can’t wait to get music made to learn, sing and share the song with kids in their classrooms.  Maybe someone will help me translate it into Spanish, and I can share in Spanish, too.  It’s great.

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Related Posts

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FUNNY SINGABLE PICTURE BOOKS

That’s Hilarious! A List of Singable Picture Books that’ll Crack You Up!
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2011/08/24/thats-hilarious-a-list-of-singable-picture-books-thatll-crack-you-up/

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SPANISH
Singable Picture Books with Songs in Spanish
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2013/08/25/singable-picture-books-with-songs-in-spanish/

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