Tell Us A Tale Tunes

17 April 2011

Theme: Woodland Critters

[Format: Song, Artist, CD, Label]

The Cuckoo, Ella Jenkins, African American Legacy Series: A Life of Song, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

Poor Little Turtle Dove, Mike and Peggy Seeger, Fly Down Little Bird, Appleseed Recordings

Wolf Song and Turtle Song, Irene Poolaw, Smithsonian Folkways Children’s Collection, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

Fox and the Goose, Sarah Lee Guthrie and Family, Go Waggaloo, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

Rabbit and Otter, Dango Rose, Deep Fried Pickle Project, Ditties For Kiddies, Little Kids Rock

Cross-Eyed Gopher, Mike and Peggy Seeger, Animal Folk Songs For Children, Rounder

The Three Bears, Gary Rosen, Animal Playground, Putumayo Kids

Bear to the Left, Rani Arbo & Daisy Mayhem, Ranky Tanky, Signature Sounds

All God’s Critters, The Folk Tradition, Campfire, Wicked Good Sing-Alongs

The Unicorn, The Folk Tradition, Campfire, Wicked Good Sing-Alongs

The Ugly Duckling, Danny Kaye, A Child’s Celebration of Song, Music For Little People

The Worms Come Crawling Underground, Tom Paxton, Your Shoes, My Shoes, Red House

Froggie Went A’ Courtin’, Buck Howdy, Pete Seeger – Ageless Kids’ Songs, Prairie Dog Entertainment

Turkey in the Straw, John McCutcheon, cELLAbration, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

Redbird, Pete Seeger, Song and Play Time, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

This Song Is For The Birds, Bill Staines, Kids, Cars and Campfires, Red House

Also Played (Accidentally)

Pickle Juice, Deep Fried Pickle Project, Ditties For Kiddies, Little Kids Rock


To hear the stories below, visit the Tell Us A Tale Past Stories Page, where they will be available in RealAudio through Saturday, 23 April, 2011.

A Hike Through the Woods…

Rabbit and the Moon, a Cree legend
Author: Douglas Wood (retold by)
Illustrator: Leslie Baker
Publisher: Simon & Schuster for Young Readers; ISBN 0-689-80769-4

Musical Bed: R. Carlos Nakai, Desert Dance

The Firebird, a Russian tale
Author: Robert D. San Souci (retold by)*
Illustrator: John Howe
Publisher: Little Brown; ISBN 0-316-37579-9
*Adapted Further By: Peter Jones and Jen Hoffman

Musical Accompaniment: Tom Proutt

The Man Who Tricked A Ghost, a Chinese legend
Author: Laurence Yep (retold by)
Illustrator: Isadore Seltzer
Publisher: Bridgewater Press; ISBN 0-816-73030-X

Song: Darby Ram
Artist: Pete Seeger
CD: Birds, Beasts, Bugs and Fishes (Little and Big)

Three Sacks of Truth, a French Tale
Author: Eric A. Kimmel (retold by)
Illustrator: Robert Rayevsky
Publisher: Holiday House; ISBN 0-823-40921-X

Song: Honesty is the Best Policy
Artists: Smothers Brothers

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