Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush by Fred Penner

Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush

Written by Fred Penner
Illustrated by Sophie Fatus


Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush by Fred Penner

-A new edition of a Barefoot bestseller with sales to date of over 15,000 copies. -Children will look at their own morning routines in a new way as they learn those of other cultures. -Contemporary multicultural theme: represents children and their homes in the UK, Mali, India and China. -AR Level: 2.3 -Classic song ideal for Early Years music and movement. -Includes a dual-purpose audio and video CD to listen to the singalong on a CD player or listen and watch the video animation on a Mac or PC.

About the Author

Fred Penner

Fred Penner is a children's entertainer who gives appearances throughout North America as well as performing on his Canadian children's television show Fred Penner's Place.

Fred's musical career practically began as soon as he could harmonize. As a precocious four year old, he would make up songs while travelling on the bus with his mother. In grade school, Fred taught himself how to play the guitar, and performed in school choirs and pageants. He recognized the therapeutic value of music through experience with his sister, Susie, who had Down's Syndrome.

After graduating from university with a degree in Economics and Psychology, Fred spent time working with mentally and physically challenged children, using his considerable musical talents to comfort and entertain.

Throughout the seventies, Fred explored a variety of musical and theatrical genres, including a stint on the live performance circuit with his comedic folk/rock band, Kornstalk, which also featured Juno-award winning children's entertainer AI Simmons.

In 1977, Fred met choreographer and future wife Odette Heyn, with whom he started a children's dance theatre company. After a performance, he was approached by a member of the audience who was so impressed by Fred's talent and charisma that he offered to finance an album of his music. Fred accepted the generous offer, which resulted in the classic album, The Cat Came Back. It launched his career and established him as a premiere Canadian children's entertainer.

Fred's dynamic live performances are integral to his success. He, along with The Cat's Meow Band, consistently play to packed houses of children and parents across North America. To captivate throngs of energetic fans for 60 minutes, this consummate family entertainer mixes his music with comedic routines, not only to enchant the little ones, but to delight their parents as well.

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Wallet or folder
Contains 1 Paperback and 1 CD-Audio
24 pages


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Barefoot Books Ltd

Publication date

1st July 2011



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