Say, say oh playmate – come out and play with me! And bring your dollies three. Climb up my apple tree….
What became of the kids who climbed apple trees and slid down cellar doors? Find out in this fun tribute to the timeless playground song featuring beautiful watercolor illustrations with a nostalgic feel, reminiscent of the Dick and Jane books. The award-winning author/illustrator team Connie Goyette Crawley and Lilith Valebali bring the classic song to life with a fun twist! Find out more and get free printables on conniecrawley.com!
Targeted Age Group:: 2-6
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
One of my earliest memories is of singing “Say, Say, Oh Playmate" with my mother. The song followed me through childhood as a clapping game, and into adulthood as a favorite lullaby for my children. Through the years, I wondered about the playmates. Who were they? What became of them? So I decided to follow the story through to its logical conclusion. Do you remember the "Dick and Jane" readers? As a child of the '60s, I learned to read with "See Spot run! Run, Spot, run!" and during the design process, I imagined the playmates, and general design, to be similar to those early readers.
Say, say oh playmate –
Come out and play with me.
And bring your dollies three.
Climb up my apple tree…
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Connie began her writing career when she was 10 years old. (Think "Sound of Music” meets "Chronicles of Narnia” … with an amazing flying little girl thrown in for good measure.) Almost 40 years after that "unforgettable" first book, Connie launched 3DLight Publications with the popular "Amazing YOU! A Celebration of Individuality". Her books have been awarded two ELit awards, a medallion from the Book Reader Appreciation Group, and an NIEA finalist medal.
A former kindergarten and first grade teacher, Connie now divides her time between providing consulting services for an online learning company and developing books for children. Connie, and her husband, Shaun, live in Georgia. They have two beautiful daughters and a large and spoiled dog.
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