Sharon, Lois and Bram's Skinnamarink
Juvenile: Age (years) from 3 - 7, Grade (US) from P - 2
JUVENILE FICTION / Performing Arts / Music
Sep 03, 2019
7.56 x 12.31 x 0.4 in
- Author Bio
Based on the classic folk song made famous by a beloved trio of children’s entertainers, this picture book is best sung aloud! “Skinnamarink” is a timeless anthem of love and inclusion.
What does “skinnamarink” mean? You may not find its definition in a dictionary, but the meaning is clear to the generations of children who sang along: friendship, happiness, sharing, community and, ultimately, love. This song has been sung in weddings and in classrooms. It can be fun and silly - especially with the accompanying actions! And it has a way of bringing people together.
Through Qin Leng’s wonderfully imaginative illustrations, this delightful picture book tells the story of a community coming together. Young and old, from little mice to a big elephant, people and animals gather into a spontaneous parade as they follow the sound of music.
Sharon, Lois and Bram formed as a trio of children’s entertainers in Toronto in 1978 and went on to create two top-rated children’s television shows, most notably The Elephant Show, and to release 21 full-length albums (many of which reached gold, platinum, double platinum and triple platinum). In 2018, Sharon and Bram celebrated their 40th anniversary and they continue to entertain children and share their message of love.
Marketing: -Review mailing
-Nation-wide #Skinnamarink Day
-Bunting available for accounts
-Paid social advertising
-Google search/display ads
-Consider Spotify advertising
-Fall preview title
-Gift Guide title
-PRHC YR dedicated newsletter
Publicity: -Major Canadian media
-WOTS Toronto appearance
-Telling Tales Festival headliner
Feature Website: www.qinillustrations.com
Author Website: www.sharonloisbram.com (unofficial)
Author Social Media: Illustrator: qinleng.tumblr.com / twitter:@qinleng / instagram: qinillustrations
One of the Globe and Mail's 100 Books That Shaped 2019
PRAISE FOR Sharon, Lois and Bram's Skinnamarink:
"A lighthearted frolic ready for a rousing singalong." --Kirkus Reviews
"A joyful sing-aloud book that will have readers humming its tune long after its covers are closed." --Publishers Weekly
“Skinnamarink is a superb avenue for sharing the concept and message of love created by these three very memorable children’s entertainers. It will be hard for readers to just ‘read’ the words and not want to break out in song.” --Resource Links