April Halprin Wayland | It's Not My Turn to Look for Grandma and Other Stories

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It's Not My Turn to Look for Grandma and Other Stories

by April Halprin Wayland

“.delightful and imaginative.a perfect way to fill young heads with words, wonderful words.” Wayland’s rollicking CD won NAPPA's Gold Award for storytelling, & includes 5 stories, 17 poems, classical piano interludes & a fiddle tune ~
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1. To Rabbittown
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2. When Mom Plays Just for Me
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3. Dad in the Pool
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4. Santa Fe
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5. The Glove Box
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6. Taking Violin At School
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7. Duets for Two Violins
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8. With a Shout of Magenta
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9. Bongo
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10. Ernie's Wonderful Walk
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11. Symmetry
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12. I've Never Seen a Real Owl
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13. My Father Whistles the Hills
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14. Just My Book and Me
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15. Booktime
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16. It's Not My Turn to Look for Grandma! (feat. Barney Saltzberg, R
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17. Sandpipers
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18. Grand Central Market
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19. The Great Dog Search
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20. Procrastination
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21. The Hungry Blanket
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22. The Night Horse
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
April Halprin Wayland has been a fiddle player, a walnut farmer, a teacher, a corporate marketing manager and an aqua farmer, but she has always been a writer and a poet.

She’s published many picture books (her newest is NEW YEAR AT THE PIER—a Rosh Hashanah Story) and a multi-award-winning novel in poems for teens (GIRL COMING IN FOR A LANDING); her poems are frequently published in CRICKET Magazine and in lots and lots of anthologies. Trust me—she’s all over the galaxy.

She’s won the Myra Cohn Livingston Poetry Award, Penn State’s Lee Bennett Hopkins Honor Award for Children’s Poetry, and the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators Magazine Merit Award for Poetry (six times). And did I tell you about the time she won the Mr. Bookmark contest in 2nd grade?

She's written, performed and produced a rollicking this CD which won the National Parenting Publications (NAPPA)’s Gold Award for Storytelling, which you are going to love, cross my heart and hope to die. I take that back…don’t die—it's just an expression.)

Her high-energy lectures and poetry workshops have been popular across the US and in Germany, England, Italy, France, Poland and on the moon. (She has her very own rocketship.)

A founding member of the Children’s Authors Network, she’s also been an instructor in UCLA Extension Writers’ Program for over a decade. (Come take her classes—they're a kick!)

April blogs with five other authors-who-teach on their Teaching Authors blog. Check it out for poetry and writing tips.

April and her family love animals. They have the oldest dog in the world, two cats (Elsie and Snot), a tortoise named Sheldon, two box turtles (one is named Roadkill—you can probably guess why), three red-eared slider turtles, and 947,001 frogs. April invented oxygen. Visit her website for updates.


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bev morse

it's not my turn to look for grandma
i LOVE this tongue in cheeky, chucklin' verse, the light fiddlin' and fun - and want to take it home with me! oh, i did. but i want mooooooooooore! what a wonderful, delightful romp! signed, mrs. grandmoi (so named by my 5-yr old grandson, just jack)

bev morse, easy reader

april is spring all year long
i LOVE this tongue in cheeky, chucklin' verse, the light fiddlin' and fun - and want to take it home with me! oh, i did. but i want mooooooooooore! what a wonderful, delightful romp! signed, mrs. grandmoi (so named by my 5-yr old grandson, just jack)

Bruce Balan

Excellent CD!
Love the CD! IT'S NOT MY TURN TO LOOK FOR GRANDMA is a great book and excellent on CD... including the fiddling. And everything else is just a nice plus. Buy it.

Janice

Not bad.
Pretty intresting.

Janet Zarem, Children's Book Consultant

tour de force, very expressive, filled with life, makes listening exciting!
...tour de force...April's voice is very expressive,and filled with life...a quality that makes
listening both easy and exciting...I have a hard time reading poetry, but love to listen to it on tapes.
I’ll bet I’m not the only one!

L.A. Parent

This is a delightful and imaginative collection containing five stories!
This is a delightful and imaginative collection containing five stories, 17 poems and a lively theme song accompanied by a fiddle, banjo and spoons. The poems and stories flow from one to another with lovely musical interludes punctuating each segment. This tape provides a perfect way to fill young heads with words, wonderful words. National Parenting Publications Awards Gold Medal Winner for Best Kids’ Storytelling / Spoken-Word Album

Stories - storytellers newsletter

April reads them all in a deliciously clear and expressive voice.
IT’S NOT MY TURN TO LOOK FOR GRANDMA! AND OTHER STORIES includes the title story, To Rabbittown, The Night Horse, and other poems and stories. April reads them all in a deliciously clear and expressive voice.