The Muffin Man


Do you know the Muffin Man? He makes lots of tasty treats in his popular bake shop. Sing and dance along as you follow him through his day, making muffins and feeding all of the hungry people right on Drury Lane. This hardcover library bound book comes with CD and online music access.

Author Blake Hoena
Illustrated by Luke Flowers
Music Arranged & Produced by Mark Oblinger

Hardcover $33.99 list / $25.49 s/l

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Series: Tangled Tunes | View more titles in this series
  • Text set to music
  • CD/web access to song
  • Reinforced library binding
  • Full-color illustrations
  • Glossary
  • Critical Thinking Activities
  • Read More Resources
  • Sheet Music for Each Song
Reading Level Grade: 1-3
Reading Level Age: 6-8
Interest Level Grade: PreK-3
Interest Level Age: 3-8
Hardcover: $33.99 list / $25.49 s/l
Trim Size: 11 x 9
Pages: 24
ISBN: 978-1-63290-364-8
Music Instrumentation: clarinet, banjo, drums, tuba, guitar
Music Fun Facts:
Early swing music was popular in in the 1920s to the 1940s, so you may want to talk about American history of that era, , including the Roaring Twenties, which were followed by the Great Depression. Provide children with an opportunity to listen to early swing music, and challenge them to find the solos performed by differnt instruments. The drum solo is also known as a drum "break." You may also want to teach children some basic swing dance moves. Drury Lane is a real street in London, and this song refers to a time (early nineteenth century) when muffins and other fresh foods were sold by people who walked through the streets.
"From the Tangled Tunes series of Cantata Learning, "The Muffin Man" is a delightful storybook/music/CD combo package that sets the scene for the song story about 'The Muffin Man,' who bakes and sells delicious muffins, and lives on Drury Lane. Bright, comical, stylized illustrations reminiscent of the 50's and 60's decorate each page of treasured song lyrics, encouraging children to imagine the tale themselves as they hear and sing along with the song. A funny brown dog named Cupcake accompanies the Muffin Man throughout his day, cleaning up stray crumbs and spills with hilarious efficiency, and shepherding the baker home from his shop when the day is done. 'The Muffin Man' is completed with song lyrics, all verses, musical notation for the song, a glossary, suggested guided reading activities, and a list of related books in a section titled To Learn More. 'The Muffin Man is suitable for children ages 3-8, with interest level of pre-K through grade 3, and reading level 1-3. 'The Muffin Man' book and CD is a splendid presentation of a classic rhyming story that reinforces the development of early learning skills, including physical, cognitive, and social and emotional learning." ~ Midwest Book Review's MBR: Book Watch, May 2016