Review: Skinnamarink

Title: Skinnamarink
Author: Sharon, Lois, and Bram, Qin Leng
Genre: Children’s
Publisher: Tundra Books
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
Format: Ebook
Release Date: September 3, 2019
Rating: ★★★★★


Goodreads Synopsis:

Based on the classic folk song made famous by a beloved trio of children’s entertainers, this picture book is best sung aloud! “Skinnamarink” is a timeless anthem of love and inclusion.

What does “skinnamarink” mean? You may not find its definition in a dictionary, but the meaning is clear to the generations of children who sang along: friendship, happiness, sharing, community and, ultimately, love. This song has been sung in weddings and in classrooms. It can be fun and silly – especially with the accompanying actions! And it has a way of bringing people together.

Through Qin Leng’s wonderfully imaginative illustrations, this delightful picture book tells the story of a community coming together. Young and old, from little mice to a big elephant, people and animals gather into a spontaneous parade as they follow the sound of music.


I grew up watching Sharon, Lois and Bram so I was so excited to read this book.

This book consists of the lyrics to their famous song Skinnamarink with pictures. There were a few new verses, which was a nice surprise since I know the song very well. It made the song a little longer and gave more material for illustrations.

I loved the pictures in this book. They showed a variety of people and animals singing the song. They even acted out the motions that go along with the song.

This book brought back so many memories for me! It is an adorable kids book!

Thank you Penguin Random House Canada for providing a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

What to read next:

Alligator Pie by Dennis Lee

Have you read Skinnamarink? What did you think of it?

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