That Special Little Baby by Jane Ann Peddicord and illustrated by Meilo So
Singing is one of the five simple everyday practices a parent can do to help get their child ready to read. Because I love music AND I love books, it’s always fun to find a book that I can sing to a tune. I came upon this one today by surprise, as I was going through books that have not gone home with someone in a while. As I was reading, the tune to the Beverly Hillbillies came to mind, I gave it a try and voila!
Now, it’s a bit of a stretch on the refrain ”it grew, and grew and grew,” because you’ll need to extend the final grew on several notes of the melody. But, I think a child will love to chime in with you and sing groo—oo—oo—oo!
Give it a try and see how it works for you. I hope you enjoy it!
Hopefully you know the theme song for the “Beverly Hillbillies.” If not, the song “The Ballad of Jed Clampett” was written and composed by Paul Henning.