Barefoot Books – Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush (Book + CD)
Find out how four children from Mali, Europe, India and China go through their morning routines. The catchy text encourages creative movement and imagination, while teaching about different ways of life.
This book includes an enhanced CD edition containing a song sung by acclaimed children’s performer Fred Penner.
Paperback: 24 pages
Dimensions: 25.4 x 0.6 x 24.8 cm
Illustrated by: Sophie Fatus
‘This multicultural treat will encourage creative movement as well as creativity in inventing other verses for preschoolers.’ —School Library Journal
‘Complete with a singalong CD this delightful version of the traditional rhyme takes the reader to four different countries watching children get ready for school.’ —Carousel
‘In this cheerful picture book with an accompanying CD, four children in different cultures act out the revised words to a traditional song, Here We Go round the Mulberry Bush … Brimming with activity and colour, the stylized acrylic paintings make each setting look different and inviting … Slipped into a plastic pocket on the endpapers, the CD features Canadian musician Fred Penner singing the new words. Appended notes introduce the old song and the accompanying movements. An upbeat way to introduce the notion that people around the world are different yet have much in common.’ —Booklist
About the author:
Sophie Fatus is a full-time illustrator and sculptress, who studied at the prestigious Academy of Fine Art in Paris. Her brightly coloured illustrations and quirky style are world-renowned and have graced the pages of many Barefoot books including If You re Happy and You Know It!, The Real Princess and The Story Tree. Sophie lives in Florence, Italy. Fred Penner has been entertaining children and adults alike for more than twenty years. A native of Manitoba, Canada, Fred has worn many hats from folk-rock singer, television host and home video star to children’s book author, UNICEF Canada spokesman, husband and father of four!