Knick Knack, Paddy Whack by Steve Songs


Knick Knack, Paddy Whack by Steve Songs

This is a new take on a traditional song! This version features a parade of children from different cultures, each of them playing a different instrument. The simple counting theme and repetitive text will have readers singing along as This Old man Comes Rolling Home ! It combines the fun of a well-known children's tune with great educational features. It includes a simple counting theme and a music CD that introduces nine musical instruments. This book is ideal for early years learning. It features a music score and a simple introduction to instrument families.


'An exuberant tropical island setting marks this traditional singalong counting song that will have preschoolers pointing at the pictures and joining in - Pictures, words and music make for joyful sharing many times over'- Booklist'

About the Author

Christiane Engel is originally from Germany, but currently works as an illustrator and children's book writer in London. This is her first project with Barefoot Books.Steve Songs has been performing songs for children and families for over five years. By blending participatory songs, clever stories and great melodies, he creates an interactive, educational and musical journey for his listeners. His music has won numerous awards in the USA, including a Parents' Choice Gold Award, a CMW Best Audio Award, a NAPPA Honor and an iParenting Media Award. He currently lives in Connecticut and this is his first recording with Barefoot Books.

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Book Info


Mixed media product
Contains Paperback and CD-Audio (Music recording)
24 pages


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Publication date

1st May 2009



Publisher Profile

Barefoot Books Ltd is an imprint of Barefoot Books

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