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Children's Fiction Music

Charlotte Diamond's Animal Friends

A Collection of Songs

by (author) Charlotte Diamond

illustrated by Eunji Jung

Orca Book Publishers
Initial publish date
May 2022
Music, Humorous Stories, Poetry (see also Stories in Verse), General
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    May 2022
    List Price
  • eBook

    Publish Date
    May 2022
    List Price

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
  • Reading age: 3 to 5


Award-winning singer and songwriter Charlotte Diamond brings you her very first picture-book song collection!

This book will captivate children, parents, grandparents, teachers and educators already familiar with Charlotte’s songs and delight a whole new generation of readers entertained by the rhythm and whimsy of her lyrics. Throughout her career of over 35 years, songs like “Octopus (Slippery Fish)” and “Dicky Dinosaur” have become daily requests in schools and daycares around the world. Opening and closing with personal remarks from Charlotte about the importance of music and creativity in a child's life and the genesis of her most popular songs, this collection is a must have for educators and care providers.

This illustrated compilation of Charlotte’s most popular animal-themed songs will bring delight to readers young and old, many of whom have been dancing to Charlotte’s music for decades.

About the authors

Charlotte Diamond is an internationally recognized recording artist, composer and singer for children. One of Canada’s favorite family performers, she has toured throughout North America, Central America and Europe, singing in English, French and Spanish. Charlotte now has fourteen recordings and a multitude of awards, including a Juno Award for her debut album, “10 Carrot Diamond,” a double-platinum record. In 2016, Charlotte was appointed a Member of the Order of Canada for her contribution to children’s music and education. Charlotte has also received the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal, and she was named a Paul Harris Fellow by Rotary International. She lives in Sechelt, British Columbia.


Charlotte Diamond's profile page

Eunji Jung is a freelance illustrator & designer, currently living in Winnipeg. She studied graphic design at Humber College in Toronto and has been working as a full-time illustrator since 2018. She specializes in drawing kid-friendly subject matter in a contemporary and whimsical style.


Eunji Jung's profile page

Editorial Reviews

“Could be used by teachers/caregivers to develop rhyme, rhythm, and other language skills. Because each poem/song is a stand-alone, this book could be used as a resource tool. Highly Recommended.”

CM: Canadian Review of Materials