Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Topp Twins Release New Children’s Book

 Yee-haa! The Topp Twins are back with a brand-new children’s country sing-along, The Farmer in the Dell.

Sing along to The Topp Twins’ rollicking rendition of the song, complete with yodels and square-dancing calls, and watch illustrator Jenny Cooper’s colourful characters bring the story to life. 

The Topp Twins and Jenny Cooper are building quite a collection of toe-tapping picture book and CD packages: The Farmer in the Dell follows the success of the three previous titles, There’s a Hole in My Bucket (2011), Do Your Ears Hang Low? (2012) and last year’s She’ll Be Coming Round the Mountain. More than 100,000 copies have been sold across the series.

This year Lynda and Jools spent a full day in the studio recording The Farmer in the Dell, utilizing a vast range of different instruments and even putting members of the Scholastic publishing team to work as backing vocalists!

Senior Editor Penny Scown says that Scholastic New Zealand is very proud to produce these high-energy hits. “The Topp Twins are so well loved in New Zealand, and these rollicking sing-alongs will be enjoyed across the generations. Yee-haa!”

The Farmer in the Dell is released just in time for the Topps’ long-awaited Grand Ole Topp’ry national tour.

The 13-centre tour begins in Invercargill on Wednesday 1st October before heading to Dunedin, Oamaru, Timaru, Ashburton, Christchurch, Napier, Hamilton, Auckland, New Plymouth, Wanganui, Wellington and Palmerston North.

To find out more about The Farmer in the Dell, visit www.scholastic.co.nz/publishing

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