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Charlotte Diamond's Animal Friends
A Collection of Songs
By (author): Charlotte Diamond Illustrated by: Eunji Jung
Charlotte Diamond ,

Illustrated by :

Eunji Jung


Orca Book Publishers - Victoria



Product Form:


Form detail:

Picture book, Sewn, Laminated cover
Hardcover , Picture book, Sewn, Laminated cover


Juvenile: Age (years) 3 - 5, Grade (CAN) P - K, Grade (US) P - K, Reading age 3 - 5
May 17, 2022
Print Run: 5000
$21.95 CAD


10.75in x 8.75 x 0.38 in | 440 gr

Page Count:

32 pages


16 Colour illustrations
FSC certified – mixed sources C016245
Orca Book Publishers
JUVENILE FICTION / Performing Arts / Music
Children’s / Teenage general interest: Songbooks / singing|Children’s / Teenage: Poetry|Children’s / Teenage fiction: Nature and animal stories|Children’s / Teenage fiction: Humorous stories|Interest age: from c 3 years
  • Short Description
A whimsically illustrated collection of songs by award-winning songwriter and performer Charlotte Diamond.
Delight in the whimsy of acclaimed singer/songwriter Charlotte Diamond.

Award-winning singer and songwriter Charlotte Diamond brings you her very first picture-book song collection!

This book will captivate children, parents, grandparents, teachers and educators already familiar with Charlotte’s songs and delight a whole new generation of readers entertained by the rhythm and whimsy of her lyrics. Throughout her career of over 35 years, songs like “Octopus (Slippery Fish)” and “Dicky Dinosaur” have become daily requests in schools and daycares around the world. Opening and closing with personal remarks from Charlotte about the importance of music and creativity in a child's life and the genesis of her most popular songs, this collection is a must have for educators and care providers.

This illustrated compilation of Charlotte’s most popular animal-themed songs will bring delight to readers young and old, many of whom have been dancing to Charlotte’s music for decades.

Key Selling Points

  • Charlotte Diamond is a multi-award-winning Canadian songwriter and recording artist whose songs are internationally well-known by families and educators.
  • The songs are aimed at young readers with choruses that repeat, lines that echo, rhymes for predictability and continuity of vocabulary between the thirteen stories/songs.
  • The rhythm of the poetry propels the reader and the songs can be sung or recited with ease.
  • The themes are current and present examples of how we can care for the environment and each other, and children are encouraged to see the world through the eyes of the animal characters.
  • Delightful illustrations by Eunji Jung bring the characters to life on the page for young readers.
  • Free digital poster available at orcabook.com.

Charlotte Diamond is an internationally recognized recording artist, composer and singer for children. One of Canada’s favorite family performers, she has toured throughout North America, Central America and Europe, singing in English, French and Spanish. Charlotte now has fourteen recordings and a multitude of awards, including a Juno Award for her debut album, “10 Carrot Diamond,” a double-platinum record. In 2016, Charlotte was appointed a Member of the Order of Canada for her contribution to children’s music and education. Charlotte has also received the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal, and she was named a Paul Harris Fellow by Rotary International. She lives in Sechelt, British Columbia.

Eunji Jung is a freelance illustrator & designer, currently living in Winnipeg. She studied graphic design at Humber College in Toronto and has been working as a full-time illustrator since 2018. She specializes in drawing kid-friendly subject matter in a contemporary and whimsical style.

Marketing and Promotional Plans

  • Print and online advertising campaigns
  • Promotion at national and regional school, library and trade conferences
  • Extensive ARC distribution, including NetGalley
  • Blog and social media promotion
  • Outreach in Orca newsletters

“Could be used by teachers/caregivers to develop rhyme, rhythm, and other language skills. Because each poem/song is a stand-alone, this book could be used as a resource tool. Highly Recommended.” - CM: Canadian Review of Materials

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