Book Review: Creepy Crawly Calypso



I enjoyed reading Tony Langham's book Creepy Crawly Calypso. I discovered many fascinating facts about lots of creepy crawlies of the Caribbean. This delightful paperback book comes with its own CD. You'll enjoy dancing along with the sounds of a calypso band! Plus you'll see vibrant, colorful illustrations by Debbie Harter.


Jump and jive with this funky band of mini-beasts, as they play their cool calypso beats! Introducing guitar-strumming ladybugs, trombone-blowing dragonflies and piano-tinkling centipedes, the catchy CD which accompanies the book will have everyone singing along enthusiastically. The counting theme throughout helps young learners with their numbers up to ten, and there are lots of creepy-crawly facts at the back of the book, in addition to information about the Caribbean and calypso bands.


Meet Tony Langham

Tony Langham wrote his first poem at the age of seven. During his career he has worked as a steel-worker, construction worker, nurse, advertising copywriter and primary school teacher.

After thirty years Tony decided to become a full-time writer and now writes stories, plays and poems for children of all ages and travels around the UK giving performances in schools. He is married with small children and lives in Yorkshire.


Meet Debbie Harter

Debbie Harter was born and raised in England, and she currently lives in Falmouth, Cornwall. She has participated in all kinds of artistic ventures, creating jewelry, textiles, ceramics, mirrors and candles. Now Debbie works primarily in book illustration, and with her bold and vibrant style, has created many of Barefoot Books' most successful titles, including
Herb, the Vegetarian Dragon (1999), The Animal Boogie (2000) and the best-selling Bear series.


Recent praise:

"Kids can count their way through the rainforest to a Caribbean beat." - Publishers Weekly

"As a fun counting book, "Creepy Crawly Calypso" features a few common insects in dashing attire playing a contagious Caribbean beat. From fireflies to spiders to butterflies to cockroaches, Debbie Harter's delightful and humorous illustrations fit perfectly with the jolly rhyming text. This book is a wonderful way to introduce children to the world of musical instruments."
-Picket News

Product Details:

Written by: Tony Langham
Illustrated by: Debbie Harter
Read Alone: Ages 4-9
Read Together: Ages 0-4
Paperback; Full-color illustrations; 32pp;
10.25 x 10 inches
Item No. 9781846861338

Paperback $6.99 and Paperback with CD $9.99

What a wonderful way to learn how to count and discover the world of musical instruments in Creepy Crawly Calypso. 5+ stars! Order yours today!


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