Independent Publishers Group Logo

Sign up today...
for featured pop culture and science reads, books for kids and teens,special offers, bestsellers, and more, in your inbox!

Select topics of interest:
W Is for Wapiti!
W Is for Wapiti!

W Is for Wapiti!

An Alphabet Songbook

By Christiane Duchesne, Other primary creator Paul Kunigis, Other primary creator Karen Young, Other primary creator Glen Bowser, Illustrated by Geneviève Côté



48 Pages, 8.25 x 8

Formats: Hardcover Picture Book

Hardcover Picture Book, $16.95 (US $16.95) (CA $22.95)

Publication Date: September 2012

ISBN 9782923163833

Rights: US & CA

The Secret Mountain (Sep 2012)

Price: $16.95


Learning the alphabet is bound to be fun with these 24 simply worded songs that take children on a wild musical odyssey through the letters A to Z. Zany, hilarious characters—from a friendly ghost who delivers fruit-filled flans on a bicycle and a twisted turtle who feels a tad bare under her shell to John the Pigeon, a four-legged bird who loves to tap to the beat—come to life through expressive watercolor illustrations that highlight each catchy lyric. The accompanying CD features a fusion of rock, pop, world, and folk music performed exquisitely by seasoned singers and talented musicians who incorporate a wide array of instruments, among them the xylophone, the glockenspiel, and the pedal steel guitar, into the tunes. Children are sure to clap their hands and join in on the theme song, "Sing It Again," at the end.

Author Biography

Christiane Duchesne is the author of more than 60 children’s books, including Kiss for Peter and The Loonies Arrive. She is a two-time winner of the Canadian Governor General’s Literary Award and was a finalist for the Christian Andersen Award of the International Board on Books for Young People. She lives in Montreal. Paul Kunigis is a composer, a musician, and a record producer. He is the founder of the Juno award-winning world music group Jeszcze Raz. He lives in Montreal. Karen Young is a jazz singer who has performed at the Monterey Music Festival in San Francisco and the Montreal International Jazz Festival. She lives in Hudson, Quebec. Glen Bowser is a singer and an actor. He has performed in several musicals, including Gilbert and Sullivan on Broadway, and his band, Night Shift, has released two albums, GlenKaren and The Tenant. He lives in Rigaud, Quebec. Geneviève Côté is an illustrator and a past winner of the Canadian Governor General’s Literary Award. She has illustrated numerous children’s books including Little Monday, Noni Says No, and The Lady of Shalott. She lives in Montreal.