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Sing along as you follow four children from different countries, each going through their early morning routine and getting ready for school. See what the pictures tell you about different ways of life in the US, Africa, India and China.
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Sophie Fatus is a full-time illustrator and sculptress, who studied at the prestigious Academy of Fine Art in Paris. Her brightly colored illustrations and quirky style are world-renowned and have graced the pages of several other Barefoot books including The Farmyard Jamboree (PB with music CD: 978-1-84686-030-0), The Story Tree (PB with CD: 978-1-90523-612-1), Babushka (978-1-84148-411-2), The Barefoot Book of Monsters! (978-1-84148-068-8), and My Daddy is a Pretzel (HC: 978-1-84148-150-0; PB:978-1-90523-682-4). Sophie lives in Florence. Fred Penner has been entertaining kids and adults alike for more than twenty years. He has worn many hats-- from folk rock singer, television host and home video star to children's book author, UNICEF Canada spokesman, husband, and father of four! Fred lives in Manitoba, Canada. Some of Fred's best-selling singalong PB w/CDs include: The Animal Boogie (978-1-90523-622-0);Walking through the Jungle (978-1-90523-699-2), and A Dragon on the Doorstep (978-1-90523-665-7).From School Library Journal:
PreSchool-K—Brightly colored acrylics fill the pages, which include spring shades of green on the endpapers and representations of the heart-shaped leaves and purple mulberries. Cartoonlike children of many ethnicities and with large almond-shaped eyes dance through the 10 verses as they jump out of bed, wash themselves, and go to school. Various scenic backgrounds represent the many countries in which the youngsters live. The book concludes with a short history of the song, which explains that its exact origin is not confirmed, but that there are several possibilities to consider. Directions for the dance as well as the eight bars of music with guitar chords are included. This multicultural treat will encourage creative movement as well as creativity in inventing other verses for preschoolers.—Blair Christolon, Prince William Public Library System, Manassas, VA
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Book Description Barefoot Books, 2008. Condition: New. Sophie Fatus (illustrator). book. Seller Inventory # M1846861896
Book Description Barefoot Books, 2008. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX1846861896
Book Description Barefoot Books, 2008. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P111846861896