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  • Published: 3 December 2018
  • ISBN: 9780399163999
  • Imprint: Philomel
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 40
  • RRP: $29.99

There's A Hole In The Log On The Bottom Of The Lake



Built for giggles and fun read-alouds, this illustrated edition of a classic children's song will be a storytime favorite.

Some know it as "There's a Hole in the Bottom of the Sea." Loren Long's wife, Tracy, grew up with a midwestern father who used to sing a version in which the sea was recast as a lake (it being the midwest, after all). And boy did he love that song, turning long car trips into a mixture of torture and delight with verse after verse. Call it whatever you want - this classic children's song invites laughter and audience participation; the sillier the lyrics, the better.

A cumulative text featuring repetition and tongue-twisters combine with gorgeous illustrations from New York Times bestselling illustrator Loren Long for a book kids will clamor for at storytime. Endpapers will contain sheet music for the song.

  • Published: 3 December 2018
  • ISBN: 9780399163999
  • Imprint: Philomel
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 40
  • RRP: $29.99

About the author

Loren Long

Loren Long is the #1 New York Times bestselling illustrator of the re-creation of the childhood classic The Little Engine That Could and Madonna's Mr. Peabody's Apples. He has illustrated many other favourites, including Frances Ward Weller's The Day the Animals Came.

Loren has fond memories of creating paper boats with his brothers on rainy days and following them as they floated down the gutters. It was these memories that drew him to illustrate Toy Boat.

Loren lives near Cincinnati, USA with his wife and two sons, all frequent visitors to his studio, where they see the art and hear the stories first.

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