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The 59th Street Bridge Song


Paul Simon’s groovy anthem to New York City provides a joyful basis for this live-for-the-day picture book. “Slow down, you move too fast You got to make the mornin’ last Just kicking down the cobblestones Lookin’ for fun and feelin’ groovy…” The 59th Street Bridge Song is a lively picture book based on legendary songwriter Paul Simon’s classic hit, created when he was one half of the folk rock duo Simon & Garfunkel. The song first appeared on their 1966 album Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme . In the US, the album peaked at #4 on Billboard’s weekly Top 200 albums chart, and eventually went on to sell over three million copies in the US. With song lyrics by Simon and illustrations by Keith Henry Brown, this picture book follows a rabbit cycling through town, going about his day, and pausing to admire the “groovy” and lovable aspects of his surroundings. The 59th Street Bridge Song provides parents a perfect vehicle to teach kids an appreciation of life’s little gifts.

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