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A songbook and musical for schools with a truly global flavour, complete with a CD of demonstrations and backing tracks.
Two chidren staying with their grandparents are bored on a wet day. They knock over Grandma's button box, spilling an array of buttons on the floor. They ask Grandma to tell them where all the buttons are from, and te story behind each button is revealed in a song!
The songs in this collection are ideal for classroom singing, and the interlinking dialogue tells a fascinating story of family history and travels around the world. You will find songs from all menner of cultures including Aborigine, Chinese, Jamaican, African, Indian and Irish, as well as Music Hall, pop and even a sea shanty!
Suitable for children aged 7 to 14, and lasting between 45 and 75 minutes in performance. The CD provides complete accompaniments, along with demonstration tracks to help the children learn the songs.
1. The Button Box
2. Uncle Jack - Sailor scene
3. Before The Dreamtime - Aborigine scene
4. The Frog King - Chinese scene
5. Button Your Lip - Pop music scene
6. Paradise Island - Jamaican scene
7. Uncle Tom's Button - World War 1 scene
8. Impuku Nekati - African scene
9. The Crow's Button - Music Hall scene
10 The Bombay Button - Indian scene
11 The Chocolate Button
12 The Belly Button - Boogie scene
13 The Irish Button (dance only)
14 The Pyjama Button - reprise
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