Friday, March 13, 2009

Sing-along books

So, after posting yesterday about sing-along books, I just can't stop thinking about them. I've been a fan of singing through storytime for over 20 years, now, and if you ask my family, well, they'll tell you that I've been singing my way through life (slightly longer than 20 years - haha).

So, I'm going to start a list of other favorite sing-along books, and I'd be pleased as peachy punch if you'd add your faves into the comments!

  • Charlie Parker Played Be-Bop - Raschka
  • Mama Don't Allow - Hurd
  • Seals on the Bus - Hort
  • Skip to my Lou - Westcott
  • Lady With the Alligator Purse - Westcott
  • 5 Little Monkeys Jumping On the Bed - Christelow
  • The Motown baby love board books: Sugar Pie Honey Bunch, How Sweet it is to be Loved By You, My Girl, The Way You Do the Things You Do, etc
  • Barnyard Dance by Boynton (I really just chant this one, but it's great!)
  • There's a Hole in the Bucket - Westcott
  • Miss Mary Mack - Westcott (she's really the illustrator of all these books, but honestly, her versions are the best!) - this also makes a fun flannel, which I made years ago for the Main Library's collection, so CML folks can borrow it.
I know that there must be dozens of other books I've sung . . . but this list is off the top of my head. Do you have others to add?

PS - isn't it nice to think about something other than my recover? yes! it is!


yarmando said...

Little Bunny Foo-Foo
Follow the Drinking Gourd

Cheryl said...

One of my favorites that Eleanor is digging lately is I Ain't Gonna Paint No More by Karen Beaumont and David Catrow! :)

Westcott is amazing. Skip to My Lou is a book I have bought so many times as a gift.

Others that come to mind: Five Little Ducks, Five Little Monkeys Sitting in a Tree, Five Green and Speckled Frogs....

I love to sing as much as possible too! esp with flannel stories :)

Cheryl said...

I don't think I could pull off the jazz books! I'd love to see you do that sometime if I had the chance.

Cat said...

Ah! How could I have forgotten Drinking Gourd . . . and Ain't Gonna Paint No More!?! Those, also are great faves!

Oh, and there was a series of Raffi books done a while ago . . . and . . .
I've always meant to try out John Denver's Take Me Home Country Roads, illustrated by my friend, Christopher Canyon.

Oh, and I also remembered Jim Gill's May There Always Be Sunshine - a great book to then expand by having the kids draw pictures of what they'd not want to live without . . .
May there always be hello hugs!

Cheryl said...

I totally almost put May There Always Be Sunshine! We didn't bring our copy of it here but I like to sing it with Eleanor, especially in the car. Sometimes she gets into adding things and sometimes just wants me to make up stuff :)

Jim Brochowski said...

I don't know if it qualifies, but "Finger Poppin," just jumped into my head.

Good memories of early days at Karl Road.

Very fun!