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I Can Sing a Picture Book

Popular and classic songs with illustrated lyrics in picture books are a delight. Sometimes I read them and discuss, or ask my students about the meaning. Sometimes I sing them as I turn the pages…
My current favorites are:

Imagine by John Lennon, Yoko Ono, illustrated by Jean Jullien. 


Octopus’s Garden by Ringo Starr, illustrated by Ben Cort.


What a Wonderful World, popularized by Louis Armstrong, illustrated by Tim Hopgood.


Stay Up Late by David Byrne and The Talking Heads, illustrated by Maira Kalman. 


Many of these come with a CD. Introduce your students to great music, with a picture book. There are so many to discover once you start searching, and more coming all the time. On my list to check out are;
Over The RainbowHappy!Take Me Home Country RoadR.E.S.P.E.C.T.
Make sure the lyrics are what you really want for your group before picking them up. Some books I see have changed or adapted the words a bit, and I’m hoping for the original lyrics with illustrations.
I hope there is one you’d like to try.

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