Available February 2020
The More We Get Together
Set to the familiar tune of “The More We Get Together,” this new addition to Barefoot Books’ bestselling singalong collection features children who work together to make their urban neighborhood healthier, friendlier, and greener for everyone. Includes end matter about recycling, activism, community gardens, teamwork and more.
AGES 3-7 | 10 x 9.75 IN
HARDCOVER | 9781782852859321 | $16.99 USD
PAPERBACK | 9781782859338 | $9.99 USD
"This book is the complete package –– wonderful story, important message, diversity, vivid illustrations, a musical CD, and tips for making the world a better place for everyone."
| MY FRIEND ROBOT! is "Likely to be a friend to STEM elementary educators."
|MY FRIEND ROBOT! named to CBC's 2017 anticipated bestseller list.|
|DINOSAUR RAP "is SO fun! . . . Toddlers and preschoolers need plenty of opportunities to MOVE, and that’s exactly what this book will help them do. It’s fantastic and will be well-loved!"
—Stuff Parents Need
|Communication Window lists ANIMAL BOOGIE and WE ALL GO TRAVELING BY among its "Top 10 Songs for Preschool Speech and Language Development."|
|"Loving [THE] SHAPE SONG SWINGALONG. I can't get the song out of my head. . . Great new book!"
—Sarah Vanderstraaten-Pease, Barefoot Ambassador
|"My nine-month-old son absolutely adores all the [singalong] videos. We play them in a loop whenever he is fussing around with food, getting cranky and even as a playtime activity — it works every time!"
|"My daughter Madison will come to me, [THE ANIMAL BOOGIE] in hand and say, 'Mommy, can we boogie oogie stomp stomp?' How does a mom say no to that?!"
—Lindsey Hurley, Barefoot Ambassador
|THE ANIMAL BOOGIE is "A jolly good jaunt in the Indian jungle with animals swinging, flapping, shaking, and boogie, woogie oogling!"
—Oppenheim Toy Portfolio, Platinum Award
|"The audio gives Barefoot's singalongs another valuable dimension. After reading the book aloud, I play the audio and lead the kids in an engaging movement activity that brings the book to life. My students love it, and it also gives them practice with listening and following directions."
|"Shiver me timbers! My little mates love [PORT SIDE PIRATES]—I've had to play it over and over! It's a great, catchy tune with a really cute story. . . a true winner!"
|"I love reading Barefoot books to my toddler class! Their favorite is WE ALL GO TRAVELING BY"
|"THE ANIMAL BOOGIE was the first Barefoot singalong I discovered. I loved the colorful illustrations and the inclusion of all children! When my students begged me week after week to sing and dance to the song, I realized I'd discovered something really magical. I went on to purchase more singalongs and was shocked how each one captivated all my students!"
Reinforces the importance of working together to make communities safe, healthy and welcoming for
DIVERSE, URBAN SETTING
Depicts a community filled with children of different genders, races and abilities, reflecting a contemporary urban neighborhood.
This newest addition to Barefoot Books’ bestselling singalong collection features new lyrics to a classic tune, making it easy and exciting for readers to sing along.
Offers a clear, age-appropriate introduction to topics such as fuel conservation, recycling, activism, and more. Includes actionable ways for children to improve their communities, from riding bikes to volunteering at the food bank.
Celeste Cortright loves to sing songs and imagine children's books during her bike-commutes in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, where she works as a design director and picks up her weekly farm share. This is Celeste's first project for Barefoot Books.
Betania Zacarias has illustrated dozens of children's books and her work is published all over the world. She grew up in Argentina and now works as an illustrator and teacher in Barcelona, Spain.
Audra Mariel is an American jazz vocalist. When she isn’t performing, she spends her time visiting schools and theatres as a teaching artist. Audra currently lives in New Jersey, USA.
Kena Anae is an actor, singer-songwriter and musician based in New York City, USA. Over the years, he has worked in film and television, regional theatres and the recording industry.
When we come together we can make a difference! Watch Celeste Cortright, author of The More We Get Together and Barefoot Books Design Director, to get a behind-the-scenes look into our newest singalong about teamwork and community activism.