Sharon, Lois and Brams Skinnamarink by Sharon HampsonBased on the classic folk song made famous by a beloved trio of childrens 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 Lengs 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 childrens entertainers in Toronto in 1978 and went on to create two top-rated childrens 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.
Click on the names below for more information. They also discuss the genre of music they sing, how they connect with children and who their target audience is. The trio sings their signature tune, "Skinnamarink". A special magic is at work when the entire concert hall bursts into song, zigging and zagging to "My Dog Rags", rolling to "Jennie Jenkins", and swaying to the gentle rhythm of "Windmill". The trio also performs individually in small informal workshops, where the musical education becomes spontaneous fun! They sing "Spelling Medley" from the album as well as discuss upcoming tour dates. The trio wraps up with their "Skinnamarink".
Detailed Site Map of Links. The Elephant Show. Add to Cart. Tracks of Disc 1 1. One Elephant Went Out to Play 2. Chugga-Chugga 3.
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