Children's Songbag

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Grab a copy of Children's Songbag and get ready for some musical fun! This great collection includes music and lyrics to over 50 of the best-loved children's songs. It also offers fun facts, activities, and additional lyrics for songs. Whether you are at the piano, on a road trip, or singing around the campfire, Children's Songbag provides hours of entertainment.

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Overview

Grab a copy of Children's Songbag and get ready for some musical fun! This great collection includes music and lyrics to over 50 of the best-loved children's songs. It also offers fun facts, activities, and additional lyrics for songs. Whether you are at the piano, on a road trip, or singing around the campfire, Children's Songbag provides hours of entertainment.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Singers can lift their voices to merry tunes thanks to Children's Songbag by Paul Dubois Jacobs and Jennifer Swender. The spiral-bound book boasts 50 songs to sing, including "America the Beautiful," "I've Been Working on the Railroad," "The Muffin Man" and other highly recognizable ditties. Recipes, history lessons and melody lines abound. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
Children's Literature
This neat spiral bound book is perfect for opening flat on a piano or a music stand. Most of the fifty songs in this collection are old favorites, like "Bingo," "America the Beautiful," "Down by the Bay," and "London Bridge." A few, like "Crawly Creepy Little Mousie," are a bit more obscure. Each song has sheet music, with lyrics on the left-hand page, and includes chord progressions that can be read by guitarists. On the pages facing each song are instructions for special actions to go along with the words, games, some interesting traditions, any alternate versions, related recipes, and historical notes about the particular song. The page for "Mary Had a Little Lamb" states that the first recording of a human voice was the inventor Thomas Edison chanting, "Mary Had a Little Lamb" in the year 1877. Throughout the book, tiny illustrations of trumpets, guitars, maracas, harmonicas, music notes, and other musical symbols decorate the pages. 2005, Gibbs Smith, Ages Adult.
—Sally J. K. Davies
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 3-This collection of 50 classic folk tunes will be a source of enjoyment for teachers, librarians, and families. Each song is presented on a clean-looking spread. One verse with a single line of melody and suggested guitar chords appears on the left. The opposite page has some fun facts about the song, additional verses or variations on the lyrics, and often a list of related books, a movement activity, or a recipe. The selections run the gamut of childhood favorites from "I've Been Working on the Railroad" to "Bingo." With its spiral binding and reinforced pages, this book will hold up well to repeated use and can easily be set on a piano or a music stand. Although it might not have the large size or beautiful illustrations of collections such as Dan Fox's Go In and Out the Window (Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1987) or Kathleen Krull's Gonna Sing My Head Off! (Knopf, 1995), this volume has much to offer: great songs, an enthusiasm for music, and ways to learn and have fun.-Jane Marino, Bronxville Public Library, NY Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781586853563
  • Publisher: Smith, Gibbs Publisher
  • Publication date: 4/18/2005
  • Format: Spiral Bound
  • Edition description: SPIRAL
  • Pages: 112
  • Sales rank: 965,187
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.83 (d)

Meet the Author

Paul DuBois Jacobs and Jennifer Swender are a husband-and-wife team living in Brooklyn, New York. Paul has coauthored three books with musician Pete Seeger: Pete Seeger's Storytelling Book, Abiyoyo Returns, and Some Friends to Feed: The Story of Stone Soup. Jennifer is an early childhood educator and curriculum developer. Paul and Jennifer's favorite subway line is the Q train.

Paul DuBois Jacobs and Jennifer Swender are a husband-and-wife team living in Brooklyn, New York. Paul has coauthored three books with musician Pete Seeger: Pete Seeger's Storytelling Book, Abiyoyo Returns, and Some Friends to Feed: The Story of Stone Soup. Jennifer is an early childhood educator and curriculum developer. Paul and Jennifer's favorite subway line is the Q train.

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Read an Excerpt

I'm a Little Teapot

Learn more about it!

Tea was first grown in ancient China. The Dutch brought it to Europe in the 1600s. There is actually only one tea plant, but depending on the region in which it is grown, there can be thousands of variations. Black tea comes from fermented tea leaves, while green tea comes from freshly picked leaves, which have been steamed and dried.

Move to it!

Many people know the motions to this popular song. When you sing, "Here is my handle," put one hand on your hip to form a handle with your elbow. When you sing, "Here is my spout," put your other arm straight out to the side. And when you sing, "Tip me over and pour me out!" bend to the side as far as you can.

Make it!

Invite over some friends and have your own tea party. Use this recipe:

Iced Sun Tea

large glass jar or pitcher

4 or 5 tea bags

1 to 2 quarts of cold water

1 lemon

sugar

Soak tea bags in a pitcher of water. Place pitcher in a sunny spot, like a windowsill. Let the sun "brew" your tea for 2 to 3 hours. After it is done brewing, add a squeeze of lemon, sugar to taste, and ice! Serve with your favorite cookies or crackers.

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Table of Contents

1. All Around the Kitchen

2. All the Pretty Little Horses

3. America the Beautiful

4. The Bear Went Over the Mountain

5. Bingo

6. Cat Went Fiddle-I-Fee

7. Crawly Creepy Little Mousie

8. Do Your Ears Hang Low?

9. Down at the Station

10. Down by the Bay

11. Eency Weency Spider

12. Farmer in the Dell

13. Five Little Ducks

14. Fly Through My Window

15. Frere Jacques

16. The Green Grass Grew All Around

17. Hush, Little Baby

18. I Had a Rooster

19. I Know and Old Woman

20. If You're Happy and You Know It

21. I'm a Little Teapot

22. I've Been Working on the Railroad

23. Jim Along Josie

24. Little Bird, Little Bird

25. London Bridge

26. Looby Loo

27. Mary Had a Little Lamb

28. Mary Wore Her Red Dress

29. Michael Row the Boat Ashore

30. Mister Rabbit

31. The Muffin Man

32. The Mulberry Bush

33. Oh Susanna

34. Old MacDonald

35. Over in the Meadow

36. Rock-a-Bye Baby

37. Row, Row, Row Your Boat

38. She'll Be Comin' Round the Mountain

39. Shoo Fly

40. Skip to My Lou

41. There's a Hole in the Bucket

42. This Land is Your Land

43. This Little Light of Mine

44. This Old Man

45. Three Blind Mice

46. Train is a Comin'

47. Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star

48. We Wish You a Merry Christmas

49. What Shall We Do?

50. The Wheels on the Bus

51. When the Saints Go Marching In

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