Six Classic Folk Songs for Tomorrow
Illustrations Sophie Casson Musicians 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.
• NATIONAL PARENTING PRODUCT AWARD
Catchy renditions just right for singing along. Songs from yesterday appealingly presented for today’s children. KIRKUS REVIEWS
In the pages of Sing Out!, folk songs… take on a life of their own, becoming stand-alone stories featuring several zany characters. MIDWEST BOOK REVIEW
Pub Date: 2021
Ages: 3 to 7 / Grades K to 2
Keywords: Folk Music / Traditional / Musical Instruments / Animals
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 has 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 she 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. Her recent publications include The Prisoner and the Writer, Same Here! The Differences We Share, and The Artist and Me.