Set to the familiar tune of “The More We Get Together,” this new addition to Barefoot Books’ bestselling singalong collection features a diverse group of children who work together to make their urban neighborhood cleaner, friendlier, and safer for everyone. Sing along as the community bicycles and recycles together, volunteers at an assisted living home, participates in a letter-writing campaign and finally gathers around a potluck meal. End matter includes an age-appropriate introduction to recycling, activism, community gardens, teamwork and more, as well as actionable ways for children to get involved in their own neighborhoods.
Key Selling Points:
TEAMWORK: Reinforces the importance of working together to make communities safe, healthy and welcoming for all members.
DIVERSE, URBAN SETTING: Depicts a community filled with children of different genders, races and abilities, reflecting a contemporary urban neighborhood.
FAMILIAR TUNE: 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.
RICH ENDNOTES: 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.
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Product Dimensions:10 x 9.75 inches
Page Count:32 pages
Age Range:Ages 3-7 years
Awards & Accolades
★ “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. What is not to like about that!?” – Youth Services Book Review, starred review
“A perfect complement to Earth Day or any storytime with a green bent” – Betsy Bird, Librarian, @FuseEight
About the Contributors
Written by - Celeste Cortright
Celeste Cortright grew up in Connecticut, USA, and now works as a design director when she’s not writing children’s books for Barefoot! She and her partner live in Boston, Massachusetts, USA with their cat.
Illustrated by - Betania Zacarias
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 and lives in Barcelona, Spain, with her partner and two curious and imaginative boys, who are her infinite source of inspiration.
Sung by - Audra Mariel
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.
Sung by - Kena Anae
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.