Written by beloved CBC personality Bill Richardson and illustrated by Cynthia Nugent, The Aunts Come Marching is a wacky, clever and creative take on a popular campfire song, great for counting games, read-alongs, sing-alongs and all-round noise-making! When a marching band of aunts (yes, aunts - not ants!) arrive for a visit, they bring with them all their musical instruments - and a cacaphony of fun. The Aunts Come Marching was shortlisted for the 2008 Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children's Book Award, recognizing artistic excellence in writing and illustration in Canadian children's literature.
Bill Richardson is a well-known columnist, writer, humorist and former CBC radio host. His books include After Hamelin and The Bachelor Brother's Bed and Breakfast, which won the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour in 1994. Cynthia Nugent is an award-winning illustrator who plays trumpet in a community band. Her books include Mister Got to Go, When Cats Go Wrong and Goodness Gracious, Gulliver Mulligan.