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published: Feb 2007
ISBN:9781551929903
publisher: Raincoast Books

The Aunts Come Marching

by Bill Richardson, illustrated by Cynthia Nugent

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list price: $19.95
edition:Hardcover
also available: Paperback
published: Feb 2007
ISBN:9781551929903
publisher: Raincoast Books
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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.

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Bill Richardson

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Cynthia Nugent is a nationally recognized and award-winning children's book author and illustrator. Her first book, Mister Got To Go, is now considered a Canadian classic. All of her books have been on the Canadian Children's Book Centre's Our Choice lists. Cynthia lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, with her Yorkshire terrier Emma. More information is available at www.cynthianugent.com.

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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.

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The Aunts Come Marching

On a quiet, relaxing day, solitude is broken with the arrival of a number of musical relatives. Numerous aunts, with musical accompaniment, march in to take over the peaceful household to the delight of the children. As the succession of musical aunts arrive with their big bass drums, piccolos, sousaphones, cymbals, trumpets, bagpipes, bassoons, harps, kazoos, trombones and saxophones, Dad sends them upstairs to the great room. After the last group led by Auntie Gwen arrives and ascends the stairs, Dad makes his exit to seek solace once again. The Aunts Come Marching is illustrated with large full-page illustrations of imaginatively attired aunts. Children will love counting the aunts, singing the lyrics (music provided) to the story and moving to the rhythm.

Source: The Association of Book Publishers of BC. Canadian Aboriginal Books for Schools. 2007-2008.

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Magazine The Aunts Come Marching

Ten musical aunts create a cacophony of fun that delights the children but leaves poor Dad frazzled and needing peace and quiet. This wacky and lively take on a popular campfire song features bright and boisterous illustrations.

Source: The Canadian Children’s Book Centre. Best Books for Kids & Teens. 2008.

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