(Sittin' on) The Dock of the Bay: A Children's Picture Book

(Sittin' on) The Dock of the Bay: A Children's Picture Book

(Sittin' on) The Dock of the Bay: A Children's Picture Book

(Sittin' on) The Dock of the Bay: A Children's Picture Book


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Otis Redding and Steve Cropper's timeless ode to never-ending days is given fresh new life in this heartwarming picture book.

“This amiable story can be taken at face value about the power of kindness, or can offer children an introduction to music as well as songwriting. A great summer-day song with such cheerful art makes it easy to recommend this.” —School Library Journal

"Sittin’ in the mornin’ sun

I’ll be sittin’ when the evening comes

Watching the ships roll in

Then I’ll watch ’em roll away again, yeah . . ."

(Sittin’ on) The Dock of the Bay is a charming picture book set to one of the King of Soul’s™ greatest hits. The song was one of the last Redding recorded, and ranked number four on Billboard’s year-end Hot 100 chart, going on to win two GRAMMYs and be certified triple-platinum.

With lyrics by Otis Redding and Steve Cropper and illustrations by Kaitlyn Shea O’Connor, this picture book imagines a lonesome cat fishing off a dock and hoping the fish will bite soon. (Sittin’ on) The Dock of the Bay is the perfect picture book for parents wanting to share a classic song with their children, allowing both to find joy in it along the way.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781617758508
Publisher: Akashic Books, Ltd.
Publication date: 03/02/2021
Series: LyricPop
Pages: 24
Sales rank: 390,303
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 3 Months to 7 Years

About the Author

OTIS REDDING (1941–1967) was a singer, songwriter, and producer often referred to as the King of Soul™. Known for releasing such acclaimed songs as “These Arms of Mine,” “Try a Little Tenderness™,” and “Respect,” Redding is considered to be one of the most influential singers and songwriters of the 1960s. He was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame, and received two GRAMMYs as well as a GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement Award. To learn more, visit: otisredding.com

STEVE CROPPER is an American guitarist and songwriter from Memphis, voted by Rolling Stone to be one of the Top 100 Guitarists of All Time. Cropper started out in a band called the Mar-Keys and was later part of Booker T. & the MG’s, releasing the Billboard chart-topping “Green Onions” and backing numerous artists such as Otis Redding and the iconic Blues Brothers band.
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