Bill Richardson
The Aunts Come Marching


As a marching band of aunts descends on relatives, they enter the house one by one, playing their musical instruments and unleashing a cacophony of fun and chaos — much to the children’s delight and their father’s horror. This zany, sing-along counting book is based on the popular song. Parents and children can sing the familiar lyrics and count together as the aunts march across the pages. Exuberant illustrations complement this fun and engaging story.

Winner of the 2008 Time to Read Award/B.C. Achievement Foundation Award for Early Literacy

“Bill Richardson, Canada’s beloved raconteur, radio host, and Leacock Prize-winning humorist, gives a new twist to the old song in this giddy picture book.”—Quill & Quire

“a perfect picture-book author/illustrator partnership”—CM Magazine

Length: 32 pp
Setting: n/a
Period: n/a

World rights, Raincoast Books

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   Photo Credit: CBC

Bill Richardson is a well-known columnist, writer, humourist and former radio host for the CBC. His dozen books include The Bachelor Brothers Bed and Breakfast, which won the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour in 1994. He has also written successfully for young adults: his novel After Hamelin won the prestigious Silver Birch Award. He lives in Vancouver.

Adult nonfiction:

Old Father William's Well-Ordered Universe