The Little Blue Doggy

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Songs by Lionel Daunais Illustrations by Marie Lafrance Performances by Michelle Campagne and Family

The title track which remains true to its musical origins as a mid-century French Canadian radio jingle, tells the story of an endearing little blue stuffed doggy with a soggy, red, cotton tail. “Snag,” as his friends affectionately call him, finds himself in a conundrum when his parents go out for the evening while he’s banished to the bathroom closet, all alone.  He falls asleep, dreams of a wicked fairy queen who slowly unravels his tail and awakens to discover that it’s, in fact, a mob of dust mites nibbling all over him!  His parents eventually come home to find that all that remains is his tail!  Fortunately, Snag’s mother loses no time in quickly re-knitting him. This colourfully illustrated storybook with accompanying CD includes 13 lively songs beginning with the main story song, a bouncy throwback to the swing jazz era.

A refreshing antidote to the boring, innocuous fluff that passes for so much childhood literature. CHICAGO PARENT

STORYBOOK – MUSIC CD 978-2-923163-64-2
Pub Date: 2010
Ages 4 to 7, Pre-K to 2
Keywords:  Animals / Pets / Dogs / Family
Hardcover book (8” x 8”, 36 pages) with CD (55 minutes / 13 songs)
$ 22.95 CND / $ 16.95 USD / 19.50 €

Lionel Daunais was a distinguished baritone, composer and lyricist. He was a frequent performer on Canadian radio in the 1940s, and his numerous awards include the Canadian Music Council Medal, the Calixa-Lavallée Music Award, and a posthumous Denise-Pelletier Award. In 2006, he was inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Marie Lafrance studied graphic arts and etching, worked as a printmaker and has since illustrated many books for children. Her work has been nominated three times for the Governor General’s Literary Award, and she recently won the Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children’s Book Award for A Hen for Izzy Pippik.


36 page illustrated hardcover book, 8″ X 8″ format, with an appended music CD containing 13 songs (55 minutes)

$ 22.95 Prix

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  • EUR: $15.54
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