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The Remarkable Farkle McBride Paperback – September 1, 2003
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My sixth (!) children's book, "Marsupial Sue Presents the Runaway Pancake," was just published this fall. This is a sequel to "Marsupial Sue," one of my most popular storybook characters.This story was inspired in part by two different things: The "Runaway Pancake" song is a guaranteed show stopper whenever I sing it in one of my Paloozicals Concert for Kids , and my performing on Broadway this year in "Dirty Rotton Scoundrels" made me think that Sue might like to put on a show of her own with all of her animal friends.
I credit my parents for fostering my love of literature and books. I have fond memories of my father reading chapters aloud from great thick books like "The Jungle Book" and "A Teller of Tales".
I have carried on my father's tradition by reading aloud to my own kids when they were little. I have also started a few traditions of my own, like singing to them and playing really mediocre guitar, building castles with them out of refrigerator boxes and treasure hunts across museums. Once I even created a very elaborate paper chase across the entire campus of UCLA for my daughter Phoebe's 16th Birthday. Some of these games were inspiration for all of the Lithgow Palooza books and books with kits that have been published by both Simon and Schuster and Running Press.
Although writing is an arduous process for me, there is nothing better than seeing a child falling in love with one of my stories.
Top Customer Reviews
I first bought this book for the Illustrations (which I might add are up there with Ezra Jack Keats and Van Allsburg). Then I read the book and really enjoyed it.
Someone mentioned that It gave the wrong Ideas to kids. The only ideas that I saw this book giving to kids is that it is good to be interested in things and to not be afraid to try new things until you find what you love to do.
I would really recommend this book to anyone.
This might be a bit tedious for adults, but this is a very important lesson for children to learn and to recognize that there are other options out there, just because you start learning music on a piano does not mean you can't try the trombone or if you work in pastels you can't work with watercolors.
This is a great read which is funny, fun, and silly, while still maintaining a serious message.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Our five year old grandson loves it. Clever engaging way to introduce children to the parts and whole of the orchestra.Published 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
We bought this book in preparation to go to a kids concert. Both the 4 and 5 year old boys like the book.Published 8 months ago by Amazon Customer
Excellent book to introduce students to the instrumental families of the orchestraPublished 9 months ago by D. Zuehlke
This is a great book! Wonderful illustrations and fun to read! And the ending is a joyful culmination!!!Published 12 months ago by eileen keough
Farkle has a musical talent that spans many different instruments and each time he masters an instrument he eventually gets tired of it. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Marie
We bought this, along with other books, for the school counselor to have in his office for any kids who needed to come see him. Great books!Published 13 months ago by rachel Gooding
Maybe it is because Farkle and I share the same last name and the same live of music. Maybe it is because Farkle looks like a young me. Wait... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Kevin M.