If I Had a Pony: Animal Activity Songs
- Artist: Sarah Barchas
- Format: CD
- Release Date:12/14/2004
Sarah Barchas was teacher and school librarian for over 30 years and also has a background in ranching. She is a singer/songwriter and small independent publisher of songs and storytelling for children and families. She combines her love of children and animals in this CD of animal activity songs filled with fun and zest, with the De Colores Chorus. These 24 dynamic and expressive songs include over 70 animals of farm, zoo, circus, pets, wild animals, habitats, and dinosaurs. This CD, as do most of her other CD's for children, includes a paperback illustrated book with the lyrics to all the songs. The attractive 36-page book entices children to read-along as they sing-along. Children can have fun and shared joy acting out the songs with enthusiasm and creative response, sometimes wanting to add their own unique variations. All children love to sing, and children of all ages are fascinated by animals. This sound recording of 24 original, traditional and adapted songs combines natural interest in animals with natural enjoyment of song. With these exuberant, humorous, wistful and exciting songs, children and families will want to read along and sing along over and over again. Recommended: Booklist: 6/1/97 'These 24 songs performed by Sarah Barchas and the De Colores Chorus are full of energy and opportunities for children to sing along and make lots of animal noises.' A Parent Council Selection S'97 '24 enjoyable songs...easy to learn and use.' School Library Journal recommendation 10/97 Charlotte Parent/Our Kids & Teens 3/97 ...'full of vitality...invite child participation in movement, activity, imagination & sing-along fun...Appropriate for children of any age.' Children's Jukebox (ALA 2nd edition, 2007) Multiple recommended individual song title listings.