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Coloring Book
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A few months ago David Weinstone of Music for Aardvarks and Other Mammals called and asked if I would be interested in creating a coloring book to accompany his songs. The idea was that on one page would be the tabs and lyrics to his songs for the parents and the opposite a page to color for the kids. David and I worked on a few projects together in the past. Most notably I designed some animations to his work for Nickelodeon. They've been in rotation for a couple of years. The first song is HELLO and it is what it says it is. I imagined the Aardvark character as a kind of Ramone welcoming the kids into the book. The beret is part of aardvark's official logo which I didn't design. See their website.

"Puppy" The song is about a kid who wants a puppy. "He'll fetch the paper and bring you eggs."

"Mighty Milo" dreams of being a superhero.

"Beach Song"

"Better Keep Your Eye On Me"

"Hey There Little Birdie"..."singing a little song for me."

"Dance Song"

"Bathtub Soup" A child fills his bath with toys.

"All I Want" This song is the central tune of the collection. It's about parents scheduling all kinds of activities for the child when all the child really want is mom and dad.

"Fishin' Song" In this one I didn't want to show the kid with a fish on his line so I focused on the fish. I also thought it would be more fun to color a lot of fish.

"What A Surprise"..."What a delight to hear through your ears... the birds and the bees the wind in the trees such wondrous things...and all the world's so new to you."

"You Gonna Count To Ten"

"I'm A Clock"...Tick, Tock I'm A Clock, time for mittens and warm fuzzy socks on my toes 'cuz here comes the snow."

"Stroller Trouble" ..."I'm not getting in the stroller, you can wait until you're old and grey."

"I Can Touch The Sky"..."May pigs don't fly but they could if they tried...maybe I'll fly around just like a cow. Oh, cows don't fly but they could if they try."

"Popcorn Tree"

"TV"..." When the tv box is on I am really, really gone, I'm a Zombie baby."

"Wait"..."I won't be long. I got one shoe off and one shoe on."

"Goodbye"
The images for the songbook/coloringbook above are for the cd ALL I WANT.  David liked how this first colring book came out so much that he just sent me a box of eleven additional cds. He wants a coloring book for each. I just began work on the next one.


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