Noah’s Song is a beautifully illustrated children’s book. Hardcover, 45-plus pages. Jerry’s “Noah’s Song” poem was set into song by the award-winning and much-beloved Vermont master musician, Jon Gailmor. A FREE CD of Jon’s delightful musical rendition accompanies the book. Kids of all ages will be able sing along as they pass through the pages which are whimsically illustrated by the popular artist, Adrien “Yellow” Patenaude.
Noah’s Song begins with …
Have you ever seen llamas wearing pajamas
or a dancing cow in a herd?
Or a big bull moose atop a caboose?
Are all my questions absurd?
I was building an ark when I heard my dog bark
at a long-haired orangutan.
The sight of this ape with a muscular
Just the other day while out making hay
I saw a vision that made me take heed —
A black and white skunk dressed like a monk,
riding a unicorn steed.
Then I spotted a cheetah eating Velveeta,
playing chess with a colorful bird.
The bird, though colossal, seemed quite docile —
I hope you’re not doubting my word!
Amphibians, reptiles, mammals
Come aboard without a fear
From a horned toad to a lumpy camel
Different as can be, but all family
On the Ark—survival is the name of the game
On the Ark—doesn’t matter from whence you came
On the Ark!
Listen to a Sample from NOAH’S SONG
Jon Gailmor Sings a Portion of Noah’s Song
Praise for NOAH’S SONG
Jerry Johnson’s “Noah’s Song” an original and
— Howard Frank Mosher, award-winning Vermont author
“Noah’s Song” is another wild and warmhearted
— Reeve Lindbergh, celebrated author of children’s books
and daughter of Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh
“Noah’s Song” captures just the right balance of reverence and silliness: any youngster (and most adults) will quickly fall in love with it! Adrien Patenaude’s bright illustrations add extra zest, and Jon Gailmor’s spirited voice and lively guitar lift Jerry Johnson’s poem into the company of unforgettable children’s songs.
— Geof Hewitt, Vermont Poetry Slam Champion