Singer, songwriter and founder of the Australian Children’s Music Foundation, Don Spencer OAM has released a children’s book based on his song, 'I wish I had an elephant'.
With over 500 published songs under his belt, the iconic Play School presenter has created a children’s book that provides a new format for children to engage with and enjoy his music.
Don’s song I wish I had an elephant has evolved into a beautiful read-aloud book, full of engaging lyrics that are filled with humour and great to speak aloud.
With charming illustrations by Johan Stapelberg, it’s the story of a child who is trying to convince his parents that an elephant is all he wants as a pet.
Don is passionate about music and children’s education. “Reading picture books to children is one of the best things you can do for a child’s development” said Don.
“Music is also one of the only activities that stimulates and uses the entire brain – so I’m thrilled to be able to cover all bases with this book.”
The book was officially launched by Don on Wednesday 27th September 2017 at The State Library of NSW. The launch included a live performance of the song and some of his other much-loved favourite songs – as well as a reading, photo and book signing session.
Proceeds of each book sale go to support Don’s charity, the Australian Children’s Music Foundation (ACMF), a wonderful charity that uses the power of music to inspire and enrich the lives of Australian Children, particularly the disadvantaged and indigenous.
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