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.
SHARON HAMPSON, the late LOIS LILLENSTEIN (d. 2015)
and BRAM MORRISON are some of Canada's most famous
children's performers, with fans across North America and around
the world. The trio, known simply as Sharon, Lois and Bram, formed
in Toronto in 1978 and went on to create two top-rated children's
television shows, The Elephant Show (CBC/Nickelodeon,
1984-88) and Skinnamarink TV (CBC/TLC, 1997-98), and to
release 21 full-length albums (many of which reached gold,
platinum, double platinum and triple platinum). They have won
countless awards and were appointed to the Order of Canada in 2002.
In 1998 they performed at the UN General Assembly and in 1994 they
performed at the White House Annual Easter Egg Roll and Hunt. They
also performed a run at the renowned Palace Theater on Broadway.
Most recently Sharon and Bram were invited to participate in
Toronto's 2017 Pride parade -- parade goers were so moved to see
them participate that the crowd broke into a spontaneous version of
the song along the parade's route.
Throughout her career, QIN LENG has illustrated picture books, magazines and book covers with publishers around the world. Recent picture books include her author/illustrator debut I Am Small (to be published in fall 2018); Ordinary, Extraordinary Jane Austen by Deborah Hopkinson; and Family Is a Family Is a Family written by Sara O'Leary. Hana Hashimoto, Sixth Violin, written by Chieri Uegaki, was a finalist for the Governor General's Literary Award, and received the APALA Award for best picture book. She lives in Toronto, with her husband and her son.
One of the Globe and Mail's 100 Books That Shaped
One of the Toronto Public Library's First and Best of 2019
One of CBC Books' Best Canadian Picture Books of 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