Individual Author Record
Name: Jim GillPen Name: None Genre: Fiction Born: Sites:
Illinois ConnectionThe author lives and works in Oak Park and graduated from the Erikson Institute.
Biographical and Professional InformationGill is an author and musician. He is a child development specialist, completing his graduate studies in child development at the Erikson Institute of Chicago with a special emphasis on the study of play. For this reason, each of Jim's books and recordings is created as an opportunity for playful interactions between a child and a caring adult.Jim travels throughout the country leading family "read-along/sing-along" concerts at reading festivals and literacy events. He also speaks to early childhood educators and librarians at conferences and training sessions about the many connections between music, play and literacy.A Soup Opera is a sing-along opera inspired by concerts that Jim performs with symphony orchestras. The book was named a 2010 Notable Children's Book and Recording by the American Library Association.Gill's CD's include: Jim Gill Sings the Sneezing Song and Other Contagious Tunes Jim Gill Sings Do Re Mi on his Toe Leg KneeJim Gill Presents Music Play for Folks of All StripesJim Gill's Irrational Anthem and More Salutes to Nonsense Jim Gill Sings Moving Rhymes For Modern Times Jim Gill Makes It Noisy In Boise Idaho
- A Soup Opera, Jim Gill, Inc., 2009
- May There Always Be Sunshine, Jim Gill, Inc., 2002
Titles At Your Library
A Soup Opera
ISBN: 0981572103 Jim Gill, Inc.. 2009 A Soup Opera is a richly illustrated story about a man, a bowl of soup, and the man's comically frustrating quest to eat that soup. Characters in the cast of the opera include a waiter, a police officer and the President of the United States! Each book is packaged with a fully orchestrated CD that includes the narration, dialogue and instrumentation for the comic opera. The CD includes additional tracks created for teachers and others to use in dramatizing the book with children.
May There Always Be Sunshine
ISBN: 0967903866 Jim Gill. 2001 Based on a traditional Russian folk song. The illustrations capture the beauty and simplicity of both the song's original lyrics and the verses that children have added to the book. The book was designed for children and caregivers to sing and read together and to promote children's bookmaking.