Cover of The Lap Time Song and Play Book by Jane Yolen Musical Arrangements by Adam Stemple

Lap Time Song and Play Book, The

Songs and lap games, many of which I played with my own children when they were babies and toddlers, with musical arrangements by my son Adam who is a professional musician. Now I play “Trot, trot to Boston” and “This is the way the farmer rides” and others with my grandbabies. The Tomes art is delicious.

What reviewers have said:

  • “Once into the participation mode, children will want more”–Book Links
  • *STARRED* “Tomes quiet illustrations help make this an especially attractive edition of these familiar old favorites.”–Kirkus (Pointer/starred review)
  • “A fine choice for parents seeking games to play with young children.”–Booklist
  • “The musical arrangements are accompanied by engaging illustrations that extend the spirit of the games.”–Boston Sunday Globe
  • “Here’s a great gift for new moms, dads, and grandparents.”–San Francisco Chronicle Holiday Book Issue