Tell Us A Tale Tunes

7 October 2012

Theme:Critters Big & Small

[Format: Song, Artist, CD, Label]

The Monkey’s Uncle, Annette Funicello, The Music of Disney: A Legacy in Song, Disney

The Monkey’s Wedding, Dan Zanes, Parades and Panoramas, Festival Five Records

Monkey and the Engineer, Little Mo Mc’Coury, Little Mo Mc’Coury, McCoury Music

I Wan’na Be Like You (The Monkey Song), Louis Prima & Phil Harris, Walt Disney’s The Jungle Book, Walt Disney

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

Five Little Ducks, Trout Fishing in America, Mine!, Trout Records

Rabbit in a Log, Stanley Brothers, Classic Bluegrass from Smithsonian Folkways, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

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

Foolish Frog, Pete Seeger, Birds Beasts Bugs and Fishes, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

Deux Cocodries, Michael/Beausoleil Doucet, Le Hoogie Boogie – Louisiana French Music For Children, Rounder

Crocodile Song, Mike and Peggy Seeger, Animal Folk Songs For Children (CD Two), Rounder

Alligator Stomp, Anna Moo, Nappa Presents: Classic Animal Songs, Shout Factory

Go On, Old Gator, Mike and Peggy Seeger, Animal Folk Songs For Children (CD Two), Rounder

The Mysterious Fox of Fox Hollow, Eric Brace & Last Train Home (Various), I Love: Tom T. Hall’s Songs Of Fox Hollow, Red Beet

Old Fox, Mike Seeger, Animal Folk Songs For Children (CD Two), Rounder

Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?, The Music of Disney: A Legacy in Song, Disney


To hear the stories below, visit the Tell Us A Tale Past Stories Page, where they will be available in RealAudio through Saturday, October 13, 2012.

How Giraffe Got Such a Long Neck…, an East African folktale
Author: Michael Rosen (retold by)
Illustrator: John Clementson
Publisher: Dial Books for Young Readers; ISBN 0-803-71621-4

Song: Deepest Africa
Artists: Chenille Sisters
CD: Teaching Hippopotami To Fly

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

Horton Hatches the Egg
Author: Dr. Seuss
Illustrator: Dr. Seuss
Publisher: Random House; ISBN 0-394-90077-4

Song: Elephant Taffic Jam
Artist: Gunnar Madsen
CD: Old Mr. Mackle Hackle

Hip Cat
Author: Jonathan London
Illustrator: Woodleigh Hubbard
Publisher: Chronicle Books; ISBN 0-811-80315-5

Song: Everybody Wants to be a Cat
CD: Walt Disney’s The Aristocats

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

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