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Children's Fiction Music

Sing Out!

Six Classic Folk Songs for Tomorrow

illustrated by Sophie Casson

other primary creator Sin and Swoon Sin and Swoon

The Secret Mountain
Initial publish date
Mar 2021
Music, Nursery Rhymes
Recommended Age
3 to 5
Recommended Grade
p to k
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Mar 2021
    List Price

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Folk songs such as “She’ll Be Coming ‘Round the Mountain," “I’ve Been Working on the Railroad,” and “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star” take on lives of their own, becoming stand-alone stories featuring several zany characters, including an acrobatic pink-haired roller-skater girl, a straw hat-wearing unshaven hillbilly astronaut, a banjo-playing cow-loving weasel, and a hard-working monkey who happens to love dumplings! The accompanying recordings of these popular sing-along songs for kids highlight gifted singers and seasoned musicians, producing a fresh original sound for a new generation. A unique code for the digital download of the recordings is also included.

About the authors

SOPHIE CASSON has illustrated The Artist and Me by Shane Peacock, a finalist for the Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award, Quelle pagaille! by Danielle Marcotte and Laurence-Aurélie Théroux-Marcotte, a finalist for the Governor General’s Award, and Helen’s Birds by Sara Cassidy. Her highly acclaimed illustrations are inspired by Japanese woodblock prints and World War II–era posters. Sophie’s award-winning work has also appeared in the Globe and Mail, the New York Times, Financial Times, Los Angeles Times and Nature, as well as in the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. Sophie lives in Montreal, Quebec.


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Editorial Reviews

"Nearly everyone seems to be having a good time, and so will readers and listeners. On the included CD or MP3 files downloaded from the publisher’s website, Canadian singers Sin and Swoon (Michael O’Brien and Michelle Tompkins), accompanied by other musicians, offer catchy renditions just right for singing along." —Kirkus Reviews

"Sing Out!: Six Classic Folk Songs for Tomorrow is especially and unreservedly recommended for family, daycare center, preschool, elementary school, and community library music themed picture book collections for children ages 3-7." —Midwest Book Review

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