W is for Wapiti!
An Alphabet Songbook
Songs by Christiane Duchesne and Paul Kunigis Illustrations Geneviève Côté Featuring performances by Karen Young and Glen Bowser
Learning the alphabet is bound to be fun with this cute watercolour picture book featuring 24 simply worded songs that invite children to go on a wild musical odyssey through the letters A to Z. They’ll get a chance to meet a host of zany characters like a friendly ghost who delivers fruit-filled flans on a bicycle, a twisted turtle who feels a tad bare under her shell, and a curious cricket named Simon. The accompanying CD features a fusion of rock, pop, world, and folk music performed exquisitely by seasoned singers and talented musicians who incorporate into the tunes a wide array of instruments, among them the xylophone, the glockenspiel, and the pedal steel guitar. Children are sure to clap their hands and join in on the theme song, “Sing It Again,” at the end.
• PARENTS’ CHOICE APPROVED AWARD
The entire package is beautifully executed and will appeal to young and old alike. THE MONTREAL GAZETTE
Pub Date: 2012
Ages: 4 to 7 / Grades Pre-K to 2
Keywords: Animals / Alphabet / Numbers / Music
Christiane Duchesne is the author of more than 60 children’s books, including A Feast Beneath the Moon, A Picnic in the Sun and The Loonies Arrive. She is a two-time winner of the Governor General’s Literary Award and was a finalist for the Hans Christian Andersen Award.
Paul Kunigis is a composer, musician and record producer. He is the founder of the Juno Award-winning music group, Jeszcze Raz.
Geneviève Côté has illustrated several children’s books, including the Governor General Literary Award-winning La petite rapporteuse de mots and Without You, which won the Marilyn Baillie Award. Her work has also appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and The Boston Globe.
Karen Young is a jazz singer who has performed at the Monterey Music Festival in San Francisco and the Montreal International Jazz Festival.
Glen Bowser is a singer and actor who has performed in several musicals including, Gilbert and Sullivan on Broadway. His band, Night Shift, has released two albums, GlenKaren and The Tenant.