The Peter Yarrow Songbook: Songs for Little Folks

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A brand-new compilation of folk songs from the acclaimed singer and songwriter Peter Yarrow—this time, selected especially for very young children who are just discovering the pleasures of singing along.

Yarrow has chosen timeless favorites that toddlers and their families will have fun singing and sharing: “Polly Wolly Doodle,” “Pop! Goes the Weasel,” “Old MacDonald Had a Farm,” and other beloved tunes. Beautiful pictures by Terry Widener accompany every song, and the book also...

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Overview

A brand-new compilation of folk songs from the acclaimed singer and songwriter Peter Yarrow—this time, selected especially for very young children who are just discovering the pleasures of singing along.

Yarrow has chosen timeless favorites that toddlers and their families will have fun singing and sharing: “Polly Wolly Doodle,” “Pop! Goes the Weasel,” “Old MacDonald Had a Farm,” and other beloved tunes. Beautiful pictures by Terry Widener accompany every song, and the book also features illustrated lyrics, guitar chords, historical notes, and a wonderful 12-song CD recorded exclusively for this collection by Peter Yarrow.

Songs include:

Oh Dear, What Can the Matter Be? - This Old Man - The Green Grass Grew - Mary Had a Little Lamb - A-Tisket, A-Tasket - Lavender Blue - Row, Row, Row Your Boat - Pop! Goes the Weasel

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Many of us grew up singing folksongs along with Peter Yarrow, so it seems only fitting that we pass that gift to new batches of sons and daughters; nieces and nephews; grandkids and friends. This hardcover-and-CD package features 12 classic folk songs, including "Pop! Goes the Weasel," "Old MacDonald Had a Farm," "Oh Dear, What Can the Matter Be?," "This Old Man," "Row, Row, Row Your Boat," and "A-Tisket, A-Tasket." It's the perfect combination: The book provides illustrated lyrics, guitar chords, and historical notes; and its audio accompaniment offers sing-alongs backed by Yarrow's smooth, sonorous voice. The best sort of hug.

Kirkus Reviews
This fourth in the Peter Yarrow Songbook series (Let's Sing Together, 2009, etc.) will be welcome, especially with the accompanying CD that features the author and his daughter Bethany. The lyrics of 12 childhood songs are illustrated on double spreads with richly colored acrylic paints. Widener (the same illustrator as in the three previous books) has a style reminiscent of the WPA-era muralists, with distinct, sweeping curves delineating his landscapes; his characters display exaggerated figures that match the lively tunes. The second half of the book offers "Notes to My Fellow Pickers," repeating the lyrics with chord names, diagrams for finger placement and simple spot art. The selections range from "Pop Goes the Weasel" to "The Green Grass Grew" to "Polly Wolly Doodle." A plus is the two pages of paragraphs of each song's origin in the backmatter. The paper-over-boards cover may need reinforcing after repeated handling. (Songbook/picture book. 4-8)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402759642
  • Publisher: Sterling
  • Publication date: 5/4/2010
  • Series: Peter Yarrow Songbook Series
  • Pages: 48
  • Sales rank: 397,165
  • Age range: 3 - 5 Years
  • Product dimensions: 9.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Peter Yarrow
Peter Yarrow
Peter Yarrow is a member of the iconic ’60’s folk trio Peter, Paul & Mary. Along with Lenny Lipton, he is the author of the beloved song and now hit book Puff, the Magic Dragon. In addition to extensive touring and performing, Peter is active in Operation Respect, an organization that promotes anti-bullying awareness in schools across the country.
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  • Posted October 18, 2010

    Wonderful song book for young children

    This book contains so many wonderful songs. It is a must for parents and grandparents of "Little Folks".

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 20, 2010

    My toddler loves this

    This is our first book out of the Peter Yarrow series and my 3 old daughter wants to listen to it every day. I think having a nicely illustrated book to go along with the lyrics really helps her connect to the song. She is now singing along to every song. I also like the fact that almost all songs are very well known songs - beautifully interpreted.

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