Free to Be Me
Songs Sunflowers Illustrations Maud Legrand
Awaken children’s vocabularies with this sunny collection of folk-pop songs. These upbeat melodies and accessible lyrics were written to help budding language learners discover how to share their feelings, hopes, and dreams. Young readers will have a blast singing their hearts out to songs about emotions, courage, family, and more! The picture book features the illustrated lyrics of each song followed by activity ideas for teaching English.
Fun and educational, “Free to Be Me” will prove to be a welcome and enduringly popular addition to family, preschool, elementary school, and community library collections for children. MIDWEST BOOK REVIEW
Pub Date: 2022
Ages: 4 to 7
Keywords: Counting / Days of the week / Colours / Emotions
The Sunflowers, a musical duo formed by singer-songwriters Aaron and Julie Harris, have been present for several years in schools throughout the Salon-de-Provence region in the South of France. Their work has focused on using music and sport to introduce young children to the English language. Aaron is a former professional basketball player and graduate teacher from Kansas State University and Julie, who grew up in France, is currently employed as a social worker in the French educational system.
Maud Legrand, a graduate of the Ecole des Arts décoratifs in Strasbourg, has spent the past 20 years illustrating books for children that have been translated into several languages. Et ma petite main dans la tienne (My Little Hand in Yours), Cet enfant que j’aime infiniment (This Child That I Love to No End) and Le facteur Cheval et son palais idéal (The Postman Named Cheval and His Ideal Palace) are some of her more recent publications. She presently lives in Nantes, France.