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A Treasury of Children's Songs: Forty Favorites to Sing and Play

A Treasury of Children's Songs: Forty Favorites to Sing and Play

by Dan Fox, Fox
     
 

An updated version of a classic songbook, with art from the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art

In this popular songbook, forty classic childhood songs are imaginatively illustrated with treasures from the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Here are songs that young children can act out, such as "London Bridge," "Pop Goes the Weasel," and "The Mulberry

Overview

An updated version of a classic songbook, with art from the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art

In this popular songbook, forty classic childhood songs are imaginatively illustrated with treasures from the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Here are songs that young children can act out, such as "London Bridge," "Pop Goes the Weasel," and "The Mulberry Bush." There are also work songs, such as "I've Been Working on the Railroad"; ballads, like "Shenandoah"; and nursery songs, including "Oats, Peas, and Beans." The selections are drawn from popular traditions around the world; some have been enjoyed and sung for hundreds of years. Throughout the book are insightful comments on the art and the songs. All of the selections include simple arrangements for musical accompaniment.

A Treasury of Children's Songs is an updated version of Go In and Out the Window, first published in 1987 and reprinted twelve times.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
A Treasury of Children's Songs: Forty Favorites to Sing and Play pairs classic songs arranged and edited by Dan Fox with works of art from the Metropolitan Museum's collections. "Eensy Weensy Spider" is paired with a detail showing a spider from Flowers and Birds, a Japanese painting on silk by Taki Katei. "Home on the Range" is accompanied by an oil painting, The Rocky Mountains, Lander's Peak by Albert Bierstadt. Each entry also includes musical and artistic notation. (Oct.) Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 5-A beautifully produced abridgment of Go in and out the Window (Holt, 1987), which included 61 selections. These 40 songs appeared in that collection with the exact musical annotation and, at times, matched with the same paintings. As in Go in, there is commentary on the art chosen to illustrate each piece. The selections include classic folksongs such as "Red River Valley," "Home on the Range," and "Shenandoah," as well as childhood favorites such as "London Bridge," "Lazy Mary," and "The Mulberry Bush." The art on the front cover and typeface, as attractive and lavish as in the first book, suggest a younger audience. While Treasury is not an essential purchase for libraries that own the earlier title, it's a lovely addition for larger collections, especially those with wide and varied music sections.-Jane Marino, Bronxville Public Library, NY Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780805074451
Publisher:
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Publication date:
09/10/2003
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
9.42(w) x 9.56(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

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