April 30, 2010

Books you can sing along with

I've been enjoying partying along with other book-lovers at Feed Me Books Friday! This week the theme is books you can sing. Here are a few of my girls' favorite song-related books...
by Iza Trapani

Oh Where, Oh Where Has My Little Dog Gone?

Are you familiar with the Iza Trapani books? She continues classic children's songs into full stories and matches them with her beautiful illustrations. This is my favorite of her books and tells the story of a wayward little dog and his many adventures. It's one of the few books E insists I sing all the way through. She pulled it out the other day and started singing it to her little sister - so sweet!

by Matthew Gollub

The Jazz Fly

I admit it - I find it really difficult to read this book. It's not one you sing so much as chant, but I have no rhythm and its jazzy beat throw me for a loop. Thankfully, it comes with a CD! I won't go into details about the book here, but I reviewed this book last summer along with a great craft suggestion.

by Jimmy Kennedy

Teddy Bears' Picnic (Aladdin Picture Books)

I'm throwing this up here just in case - like me - you were not exposed to this song/book as a child. It is such a sweet and classic story of teddy bears sneaking out for a picnic. In the fall I threw a teddy bear picnic for my girls and their cousins. We had a wonderful time reading the book and enjoying a lunch outside with our teddy bears.

by Michael Hague

Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear: A Classic Action Rhyme 

Speaking of teddy bears, my girls love this little song and know all the motions to go along. This particular version has illustrations with a beautiful vintage feel.


  1. Teddy Bears' Picnic is one of our favorites as well. We have the Jerry Garcia version.

  2. Oh, these look fun! I've never read Teddy Bear Picnic, that looks great. Thanks for the recommendations!

  3. I like chanting books - it's like doing reader's theater :) We'll have to look for that one!

  4. What fun! We're going to have to look up the Teddy Bear Picnic. Thanks!

  5. We have that Teddy Bear Teddy Bear book, too! I also wasn't exposed to the Teddy Bear Picnic but our library in Utah does a huge Teddy Bear Picnic every June. It's so much fun.

    The other ones are new to me and I'm excited to check them out!

  6. Jazz Fly looks very cool! I love that it comes with a CD...I have a little trouble with jazz! I also am going to look for Iza Trapani books at our library. The cover on her book is so cute!

  7. Thanks for sharing these books! I love finding new books through FMBF! :)

  8. I have never read Iza Trapani, but this sounds like a great book. I love the idea of expanding children's songs like this.

    We also have a Teddy Bear book that my daughter loves to sing! Wonderful!

    Thank you for sharing these.

  9. Also echoing that Jazz Fly looks cool! My niece has a copy of Teddy Bear Teddy Bear and I swear I read it a dozen times a day during our last visit!


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