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The Crabfish (First Steps in Music)by John M. Feierabend
Synopses & Reviews
Classic folk music and colorful illustrations tell this funny tale of a little man who tries to help his sick wife feel better by granting her wish to dine on crabfish. Upon being presented to his wife for her examination, the wily crustacean pops up and grabs her by the nose. Passed down for 400 years through song, this folktale continues the oral tradition. The new edition includes a link to a free mp3 download featuring two versions of the song, one with a singer and the other with an accompaniment for singing along.
Classic folk music and colorful illustrations tell this funny tale of a husband who tries to help his sick wife feel better by granting her wish to dine on crabfish. This folktale, which has been passed down for 400 years through song, is now packaged to continue this oral tradition. On the enclosed CD the folk song is sunge completely the first time through, while the second time children and parents are invited to sing along with the chorus.
About the Author
John M. Feierabend is a national leader in the field of early childhood education and currently serves as a professor and chair of the music education division at the Hartt School of the University of Hartford. He is the author of The Book of Echo Songs, The Book of Lullabies, The Book of Tapping and Clapping, and Father Grumble. He lives in West Hartford, Connecticut. Vincent Nguyen is an animator of feature-length cartoons and the illustrator of children's books such as The Good That I Should, the Some Animals series, and Stella the Star. He lives in New York City.
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