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Dec 20 2013

My Daddy ate an apple, words and music by Craig Smith

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Ill. by Scott Tulloch. Scholastic, 2013. ISBN 9781775432005.
(Age: 3+) Picture book, Verse, Singing, CD accompaniment. This is another in the series of sing along books produced by Scholastic, which includes, She'll be coming round the mountain, Do your ears hang low? and There's a hole in the bucket. Each book includes a CD for the reader and class to enjoy, sing along to, and develop actions to as they use the book. The books lend themselves to a variety of uses, particularly in the classroom, where music, poetry and singing along are valued.
This one, unlike the others, is an original song by Smith, who also wrote the words and music for two other books in this series, the award winning, The wonky donkey and Willbee the bumblebee. All are refreshingly alive and inviting for the younger reader and listener to join in.
Any of them would make a valued present to a younger child or family, and in the classroom or library lends itself to a variety of uses. The illustrations by Scott Tullock show a range of different animals, the one eating the apple, the zebra being the main character. His antics and those of his helpers around him will cause a great deal of laughter amongst the readers, and following the route of the little worm will keep young people engaged.
Fran Knight

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