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Read ‘n Sing Concert Series with Nancy Stewart
(206) 232-1078

1. Sitting on the Farm, by Bob King, PICTURE BOOKS JL KING
2. There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly, by Simms Taback JL TABACK— beautifully illustrated version
3. The Lady With the Alligator Purse, by Nadine Westcott, PICTURE BOOKS JL WESTCOTT
4. Cows in the Kitchen, by June Crebbin JL CREBBIN, large, beautifully illustrated, based on Skip to My Lou
5. The Teddy Bear’s Picnic, by Jimmy Kennedy JL KENNEDY
6. Read ’n Sing A Story Song, on CD and cassette, by Nancy Stewart,

* for more “books that sing,” browse the picture book section of your library


1. Mister Turkey and Mister Duck 
(to tune of Yankee Doodle)

Begin with hands behind back, 
Bring out one hand for duck, other for 
turkey, then have them go back

Mister Turkey went out one day
in bright sunshiny weather
He met Mister Duck along the way
They stopped to talk together
Gobble, gobble, gobble, quack, quack, quack,
Gobble, gobble, gobble, quack, quack, quack
And then they both went back!

2. I Had a little turtle
I had a little turtle, he lived in a box
(cup hands)
He swam in the water (pretend to swim)
And he climbed on the rocks (pretend to climb)
He snapped at a mosquito 
(close thumb against fingers)
He snapped at a flea (repeat movement)
He snapped at a minnow, and he snapped at me!

He caught the mosquito (clap hands)
He caught the flea (clap hands)
He caught the minnow (clap hands)
But he didn’t catch me (shake head)




1. Make a felt board version of the Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly.
This can be as simple as just having the animals,
or making a lady with a large stomach where you can place the animals.

2.  Make an accordion book of Five Little Ducks, using a sheet of paper folded like a fan.
Children can decorate each panel with drawing or sticker of a duck.
As the song is sung, fold book to make each duck disappear.