Phil’s Latest Release! – A MUSICAL for schools to perform is co-written by arranger/composer Glyn Lehmann and is OUT NOW!
A Stunning New Musical for Australian Schools! Available Now at: www.songlibrary.net/Arlie-Abbstock
Award winning author Phil Cummings and renowned composer/songwriter Glyn Lehmann launch their new musical Arlie Abbstock and the Incredible Cape.
Watch the trailer here!
Written for performers aged 5-12 years, this work is full of songs, drama, comedy, action and even a rap. This work celebrates difference and explores themes of resilience, perseverance, resourcefulness, artistic endeavour, empathy, acceptance and recycling!
The story revolves around Arlie Abbstock who lives in a small medieval village. The other children like to play with swords and battle axes but Arlie likes to stitch and weave and sew. When the king is captured by a dragon, and the bumbling knights fail to rescue him… Arlie has a plan of his own.
The Performance Pack contains everything you need to rehearse and perform this exciting new musical – whether you read music or not.
- piano/vocal score
- performance and learning tracks
- sound effects and incidental music
- easy parts for recorder and ukulele
- suggestions for staging, costumes and extended learning in the classroom.
To celebrate this creative collaboration between Phil and Glyn, there are a strictly limited number of printed, first edition Book and CD packs personally signed by the creators.
To order online OR pre-order the limited edition book and CD including all of the above and signed by both creators visit:
Phil’s book Ride,Ricardo,Ride! – illustrated by Shane Devries and published by Omnibus Scholastic – has been awarded “Honour Book” in the 2016 Children’s Book Council of Australia Picture Book of the Year Awards!
Phil’s book Ride,Ricardo, Ride! – illustrated by Shane Devries and published by Omnibus Scholastic – has been shortlisted for the 2016 Children’s Book Council of Australia Picture Book of the Year!
Phil’s new book, Echidna Jim went for a swim, will be available February 1st through Scholastic.
Phil’s new book , Be Brave, Pink Piglet published by Hachette Lothian Children’s Books and illustrated beautifully by the amazing Sarah Davis is OUT NOW!
Praise for Be Brave, Pink Piglet:
This is a charming story of bravery and determination …
A delightful read aloud story for younger readers, one that will encourage them to think about how brave they can be in attempting something new.
The repetition in the first section where he is frightened by the farm animals will please younger readers and encourage them to predict and read along with the increasingly familiar words.
Sarah Davis’ artwork will thrill younger readers as they recognise the farm animals and the antics they get up to, sympathising with Pink Piglet’s attempts at independence.
Highly Recommended. Fran Knight Read Plus.
Bridie’s Boots, illustrated by Sara Acton, has been shortlisted for the Speech Pathology Book of the Year Awards in the 3 to 5 year old category.