Mon. Nov 29th, 2021

Isle of Wight Observer News

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New book for Newport musician

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By Mal Butler

A Newport musician has written a unique children’s musical interactive story book which they can read and singalong to at the same time.

Guitar teacher, Rob Carr, 43, says the book entitled ‘The Butterfly Girl’ will bring a whole new dimension to reading. He said: “I have created ‘Singalong Stories’, which is similar to the 1980s story audio tape books, but my version delivers so much more!

“The words in the book are the same as the song in the video accessed by the accompanying QR code, so children can either read, watch or singalong – or do all three.

“I am a guitar teacher and I’m in a couple of bands and I’ve always wanted to become an author. I’m really happy with the way things have worked out with my first effort and I’m already working on another one.

“I worked alongside animator, Luke Bridgeman, who took the concept of what was in my head and created the cartoons accordingly.
“The Butterfly Girl is about the journey of a little boy and the cycle of life and love. It has a very strong, catchy song with the animation adventure which runs alongside it. Children can explore reading in a whole new dimension.”

Rob recorded and produced the song, with his studio band, Kick Robot, at Skinny Mammoth Studios, Rookley. The band comprises Island musicians with Rob on bass, Spike Oatley and Rosie Sales, vocals, Steve Hodge, keyboards and Stu Fisher, drums.
See the song at bit.ly/3iN9j5C.