Tell Us A Tale Tunes

2 May 2010

Theme: Critter, Insect, Mosquito and Bug Tunes…

[Format: Song, Artist, CD, Label]

Rabbit Chase, New Lost City Ramblers, Old Timey Songs For Children, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

Old Fox, Mike Seeger (LIVE), Animal Folk Songs for Children — and Other People!, Rounder Records

The Fox, Little Mo Mc’Coury, Little Mo Mc’Coury, McCoury Music

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

Three Crows, Tom Glazer, …Sings Honk-Hiss-Tweet-GGGGGGGGGG and Other Children’s Favorites, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

Little White Duck, Burl Ives, … Sings Little White Duck, Columbia

Firefly, Hot Buttered Rum, Deep Fried Pickle Project, Ditties For Kiddies, Little Kids Rock

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

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

Bedbug, Arna Bontemps, Smithsonian Folkways Children’s Collection, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

Ants In My Pants, Gunnar Madsen, Ants In My Pants, G-Spot Records

I Got Ants In My Pants, James Brown, Songs for the Car, Universal

Boll Weevil, Lead Belly, ...Sings For Children, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

Shoo Fly, Pete Seeger, American Folk, Game and Activity Songs, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

Inchworm, Dan Zanes, 76 Trombones, Festival Five

Caterpillar, Barry Louis Polisar,  Old Enough To Know Better, Rainbow Morning Music

Tell Us A Tale Story Segments: Critter, Insect, Mosquito and Bug Tunes… (Week of 2 May 2010)

Elephant’s Wrestling Match, an African tale from Cameroon
Author: Judy Sierra (retold by)
Illustrator: Brian Pinkney
Publisher: Dutton; ISBN 0-525-67366-0

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

Coyote: a trickster tale from the American Southwest
Author: Gerald McDermott
Illustrator: Gerald McDermott
Publisher: Harcourt; ISBN 0-152-00811-X

Song: Shake It Off
Artists: Buck Howdy and BB
CD: Chickens

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 Spider Who Created the World
Author: Amy MacDonald
Illustrator: G. Brian Karas
Publisher: Orchard Books; ISBN 0-531-09505-3

Bed: Mozart’s Adagio from Sonata in F-Major K. 332
Artist: Ric Louchard
CD: G’Night Wolfgang

Song: Teency, Weency Spider
Artist: Pete Seeger
CD: Birds, Beasts, Bugs and Fishes

Anansi and the Talking Melon, an African Trickster tale
Author: Eric A. Kimmel (retold by)
Illustrator: Janet Stevens
Publisher: Holiday House; ISBN 0-823-41104-4

Song: My Brother Thinks He’s a Banana
Artist: Barry Louis Polisar
CD: Old Dogs, New Tricks

Zzzng! Zzzng! Zzzng!, a Yoruba tale
Author: Phyllis Gershator (retold by)
Illustrator: Theresa Smith
Publisher: Orchard Books; ISBN 0-531-09523-1

Song: There Ain’t No Bugs On Me
Artists: Jerry Garcia and David Grisman
CD: Not For Kids Only

MP3 Downloads
Days of the Blackbird, a tale of Northern Italy
Author: Tomie DePaola (retold by)
Illustrator: Tomie dePaola
Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons; ISBN 0-399-22929-9

Musical Bed: J. Rodrigo, Concierto de Aruenjez
Music: Raven
Artists: Reeltime Travelers
CD: Reeltime Travelers

The Gingerbread Man, a classic tale
Author: Jim Aylesworth (retold by)
Illustrator: Barbara McClintock
Publisher: Scholastic Press; ISBN 0-590-97219-7

Song: I’m a Little Cookie (Mail Myself to You)
Artist: John McCutcheon
CD: Mail Myself to You

Jack and the Beanstalk
Author: John Howe (retold by)
Illustrator: John Howe
Publisher: Little Brown; ISBN 0-316-37579-9

Song: Hey Jack, What’s in the Sack?
Artist: Barry Louis Polisar
CD: Naughty Songs for Boys and Girls

Princess Gorilla and a New Kind of Water, a Mpongwe tale
Author: Verna Aardema (retold by)
Illustrator: Victoria Chess
Publisher: Dial Books for Young Readers; ISBN 0-803-70412-7

Song: The Monkey’s Uncle (Walt Disney)
Artist: Annette Funicello

Rainbow Bird, an Aboriginal Folktale from Northern Australia
Author: Eric Maddern (retold by)
Illustrator: Adrienne Kennaway
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company; ISBN 0-316-54314-4

Musical Bed: Stephen Kent, Landings
Music: Free Little Bird (Jan Smith Band live performance)

Shingebiss, an Ojibwe legend
Author: Nancy Van Laan (retold by)
Illustrator: Betsy Bowen
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin; ISBN 0-316-89627-6

Musical Bed: R. Carlos Nakai, Desert Dance

The Toll-Bridge Troll
Author: Patricia Rae Wolff
Illustrator: Kimberly Bulcken Root
Publisher: Harcourt Brace; ISBN 0-152-77665-6

Song: The Riddle Song
Artist: Burl Ives

Where the Wild Things Are
Author: Maurice Sendak
Illustrator: Maurice Sendak
Publisher: Harper Collins; ISBN 0-060-25492-0

Song/Album: Wild Thing
Artist: Sugar Beats

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