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Story and songs by Connie Kaldor Illustrated by Fil & Julie Performed by Inés Canepa

A story about a little duck with a big dream and his lonesome journey to New York City in hopes of bringing his ducky dance to the Broadway stage. Along the way, issues of courage, self-esteem, friendship and encouragement are addressed. There’s a strong urge to cheer on this little guy in this never-give-up-on-your dreams narrative.  The CD includes 12 happy-go-lucky songs such as “Couac, couac, couac” and “J’adore les tomates.” Quirky and fun artwork adds to the book’s jovial tone.

EN ESPAÑOL La historia-canción que da título al libro es sobre un patito de la pradera que tiene un gran sueño – ir a la cuidad de Nueva York y hacer su baile de patito en Broadway. Su viaje aventurero parece condenado al fracaso, hasta que conoce a una camionera llamada Gran Betty. Ella le señala la dirección correcta y le da el empujoncito que necesita para afrontar la Gran Manzana. Canciones adicionales presentan a caimanes que bailan el vals a la medianoche, niñas que cantan fuera de tono para que les arrojen tomates y babosas que cantan opera y salen a hurtadillas en la noche para bailar el boogie-woogie.

Real quack-quack music-hall, not namby-pamby! TÉLÉRAMA

STORYBOOK – MUSIC CD 978-2-923163-28-4
Pub Date: 2006
Ages 3 to 5
Keywords: Self-esteem, dreams, friendship, animals
Hardcover book (8”x 8”, 40 pages) with CD (28 minutes / 12 songs)
$22.95 CAD / $16.95 USD / € 19.50

Connie Kaldor is “one of Canada’s most significant contemporary folk performers” (Billboard Magazine). Her song, “Wood River” is considered by many to be the quintessential Prairie song. In 2007, she was appointed to the Order of Canada.

The duo Fil & Julie (Philippe Arseneau Bussières and Julie Saint-Onge Drouin) have illustrated several albums such as Gratien Gratton prince de la gratouille, Fanfaron, À l’école des petits magiciens and Time for Bed.

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40 page illustrated hardcover book, 8″ X 8″ format, with an appended music CD containing 12 songs (28 minutes)

Price: 22.95 $ Prix

  • USD: 17.91$
  • EUR: 15.14 €
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