UkeLit: Rockabilly Goats Gruff


UkeLit & Rockabilly Goats Gruff

One never knows what will happen in a kidlit-way when you find yourself at The Writing Barn in Austin, Texas.  Curious City recently found ourselves sitting across from a ukulele-playing troll.

That troll was the uber-talented Jeff Crosby in toothy disguise.  Jeff is the creator of many picture books including the rockin’ Rockabilly Goats Gruff (Holiday House).

Jeff illustrated a ukulele with his band, Rockabilly Goat’s Gruff for the UkeLit project.  UkeLit’s mission is to 1) introduce music literacy to school and library settings by providing a ukulele (the user-friendly, starter instrument) for circulation and to 2) represent the benefits of creating music through the inclusion of a children’s book featuring musical characters and plotlines within the ukulele case.  More on the program here.

Patrons of the Chattanooga Public Library can find UkeLit: Rockabilly Goats Gruff on their shelves.  Look at the creation and final product below!

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