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Songs For Little Folks

Songs For Little Folks

Fall 2010 Picture Books
Ages: 4 & Up
Author: Peter Yarrow
Author: Frances Gilbert
Illustrator: Terry Widener
ISBN: 9781402759642
Hardcover Price: $16.95

Another treasurable collection of traditional children's songs served fresh to a new generation by Peter Yarrow (of the iconic folk trio Peter, Paul and Mary). Illustrator Terry Widener renders lyrics to "This Old Man, Billy Boy, The Green Grass Grew and other evergreen folk songs as warm and evocative visual stories in their own right. On the accompanying CD, Yarrow sings each song and plays guitar, joined by singer Bethany Yarrow-his daughter-and other vocalists and skilled acoustic musicians. The book is a resource for budding musicians and folk music fans, too: It includes a songbook section with guitar chords, as well as Yarrow's written observations of each song, including historical background, suggestions for play, the meanings of lyrics and his own soulful thoughts on life.

Lynne Heffley   ©2010 Parents' Choice
A freelance writer and editor for the arts and non-profit organizations, Lynne is a former staff writer for the Los Angeles Times, where she established the paper's first weekly children's arts and entertainment beat.

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Sterling Publishing, Inc. Imprint: Children's

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