Robert Priest returns to children's poetry in this lively collection, where he puts his pen to creating rhymes about "People Like You and Me," and shows how everyone can make a difference in the world. From the builders of ancient Sumer to the return of wolves to Yellowstone National Park, Priest spins story-poems that tell how the world and all its peoples and creatures are interconnected and invites young readers to join in his wonder at this magic. The collection will again be illustrated by the wonderful pen and ink drawings of Joan Krygsman, who partnered with Priest on Rosa Rose. In People Like You and Me, several of the poems will be presented along with a musical score to better delight listeners.
Robert Priest is one of the few Canadian artists who has been successful as both a writer and a musician. His aphorisms have found their way into The Farmer's Almanac and Colombo's Canadian Quotations while a song he wrote for rock diva Alannah Myles, "Song Instead of a Kiss," was a number one hit. Robert is also a beloved children's author. His songs and poems are widely played on Sesame Street. His play Minibugs & Microchips was the recipient of a Chalmer's Award. As a songwriter he has worked with the likes of Alanis Morissette, Melanie Doane, and Tom Cochrane.
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