by Iza Trapani
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
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
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
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.