Sing Out ! – March 2021
Six Classic Folk Songs for Tomorrow
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Illustrations Sophie Casson Performances Sin and Swoon
Original illustrations, rich in color and texture, offer an endearingly offbeat rendering of six cherished timeless folk songs: She’ll Be Coming ‘Round the Mountain, Little Bingo, This Old Man, Pop Goes the Weasel, I’ve Been Working on the Railroad and Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star. Each one takes on a life of its own becoming a stand-alone story featuring several zany characters including an acrobatic pink-haired roller-skater girl, a straw hat-wearing unshaven hillbilly astronaut, a banjo-playing cow-loving weasel and a hard-working monkey who happens to love dumplings!
The accompanying recordings of these popular sing-along songs for kids highlight gifted singers and seasoned musicians, producing a fresh original sound for a new generation.
MUSICAL PICTURE BOOK 978-2-924774-85-4
Pub Date: 2021
Ages: 3 to 7
Keywords: Folk music / traditional / musical instruments / animals
Hardcover book (7” x 10”, 176 pages) with CD (17 minutes / 6 recordings) and unique digital download code
$ 22.95 CND / $ 16.95 USD / 19.50 €
Montréal’s Sin and Swoon is made up of Ottawa Valley native Michael James O’Brien and Antigonish, Nova Scotia’s Michelle Tompkins. The folk roots singer-songwriter duo have been featured on CBC and NPR radio, and have backed bands such as Patrick Watson, The Barr Brothers, Plants and Animals, and Thus:Owls. Their debut album, Did I Turn the Over Off, was released in 2016.
Sophie Casson is an award-winning illustrator based in Montréal. In 2011, she was a finalist for the Governor General’s Award and has earned numerous distinctions in Canada, England, and the United States. Her illustrations have appeared in publications such as The New York Times, Financial Times, and The Globe and Mail and exhibits at World Design Capital events in Taipei and Paris, and the Canadian Museum for Human Rights.
MUSICAL PICTURE BOOK
176-page illustrated hardcover book, 7” x 10”, format, with an appended music CD featuring the recordings of six songs (17 minutes) + a MP3 download code.