My Dolly, Bling Blang, and Howdi
by Woody Guthrie, illustrations by Vladimir
My Dolly ~ Available
at the Woody Guthrie Store
published a new series of Woody's songs written especially
for the littlest fans. The series, geared for ages 3 - 5 and
illustrated by Russian born artist Vladimir Radunsky, includes favorites
"Howdi Do", "Bling Blang" and "My Dolly". The illustrations are bright, bold and playful with recognizable
characters appearing in all three books.
believed that the kids had more to teach us adults than we had to
teach them! Whether it was showing us all the ways to say
"hello" to our neighbors in "Howdi Do", or how
to build from our imaginations in "Bling Blang", or how
to act just plain goofy and pretend in "My Dolly", Woody's
lyrics bring out the best in us all. Evidently, as his artwork
reveals, Vladimir Radunsky agrees whole heartedly!
This is a refreshing
collaboration of two similar souls, fathers both!
and musical notation are included on the inside of each jacket cover.
A free CD of all three songs performed by the magnificent Band of
Weeds, led by Kurt Hoffman, is included in "Howdi Do".
Vladimir Radunsky was born in the Ural Mountains
of Russia. When he was still a relatively young man (1982),
he migrated to the United States. Since then he has illustrated
many books for children, including The Maestro Plays by
Bill Martin, Jr., Ucka Drucka Droni, translated by his
wife, Eugenia, An Edward Lear Alphabet and Discovery by Joseph Brodsky. The nursery songs of Woody Guthrie appealed
to him in part because they reminded him of the songs he loved as
a child growing up in Russia.