Wee Sing America

ISBN-10: 0843112794

ISBN-13: 9780843112795

Edition: 2005

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List price: $10.99
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 9/8/2005
Binding: Mixed Media
Pages: 64
Size: 6.00" wide x 13.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

The highly successful Wee Sing series of books and audiocassettes is the creation of Pamela Conn Beall and her coauthor Susan Nipp. Parents appreciate the books as wholesome entertainment that encourages self-confidence and freedom of expression. Teachers welcome them as an educational tool that blends the joy of music with creativity and language development. Beall is a mother and a former music teacher with a strong commitment to keeping classic songs for children alive. She believed in the importance of music for bringing children an uplifting, joyful learning experience that led to her collaboration on a handwritten songbook. Beall's and Nipp's original series has grown into a sing-along audiocassette series with more than 15 titles. A videocassette series with more than 10 titles was launched in 1985. The subjects are varied-from America to nursery rhymes, from dinosaurs to silly songs-but the theme is constant. These are enriching songs, stories, and activities that show children the beauty and wonder around them. Beall has a B.A. in music with a minor in education from Oregon State University and has taught elementary music in the Portland area. Beall lives in Oswego, Oregon.

Susan Hagen Nipp was born and raised in Spokane, Washington. Nipp studied piano and flute and was in her high school and college band, orchestra, and choir. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in music with a minor in education from Whitworth College in Spokane. Pam Beall and Susan Nipp met in 1972 while taking graduate music classes in Portland, Oregon, where they were elementary music teachers. Nipp and Beall created the Wee Sing Series in 1977, when they realized that while many people remember the first words of classic children's songs, most could not remember every word and note. In order to keep this music alive, the creators hand wrote a song book containing many old favorites. The authors invested $200 and distributed the books throughout the Pacific Northwest. Their immediate success helped pioneer a resurgence in traditional children's music and prompted expansion to audiocassettes. Two years and 20,000 copies later, their book was acquired by Price Stern Sloan, an imprint of Penguin Group, USA. In 1981, they addied audiocassettes to their established songbook collection. In 1985, another new sensation occurred as the first Wee Sing video was produced. Most of the videos were produced in Portland, Oregon, by Poulshock Productions. Wee Sing has been going strong for over 25 years with more than 60 titles having been created in different formats including songbooks, cassettes, CDs, coloring/activity books, toys, and videos. Over 50 million product items have been sold around the world.

A Proud Nation
Facts About the USA
We Love the USA
John F. Kennedy Quote
The Star Spangled Banner
Preamble to the Constitution
You're a Grand Old Flag
Pledge to the Flag
Three Cheers for the Red, White and Blue
The Stars and Stripes Forever
There are Many Flags
Thomas Jefferson Quote
Abraham Lincoln Quote
Martin Luther King Quote
America, America
America the Beautiful
Statue of Liberty Excerpt
The United States
Presidents of the United States
Yankee Doodle Boy
Yankee Doodle
Old Abe Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln Quote
Battle Hymn of the Republic
George Washington Quote
When Johnny Comes Marching Home
Goober Peas
The Caissons
Marine's Hymn
Anchors Aweigh
Patrick Henry Quote
A Growing Nation
Sweet Betsy From Pike
I've Been Workin' on the Railroad
John Henry
Drill, Ye Tarriers
Paddy Works on the Railway
The Old Chisholm Trail
Good-Bye, Old Paint
I Ride an Old Paint
Git Along, Little Dogies
My Home's in Montana
Old Texas
The Boll Weevil
Pick a Bale o' Cotton
Cotton Needs Pickin'
Shuckin' of the Corn
Old Settler's Song
Blow Ye Winds
Cape Cod Chantey
Blow the Man Down
Erie Canal
Down the River
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