Individual Author Record
Name: Jim GillPen Name: None Genre: C:CHILD Fiction Born: Sites:
Illinois ConnectionThe author lives and works in Oak Park and graduated from the Erikson Institute.
Biographical and Professional InformationGill is an author and musician. He is a child development specialist, completing his graduate studies in child development at the Erikson Institute of Chicago with a special emphasis on the study of play. For this reason, each of Jim's books and recordings is created as an opportunity for playful interactions between a child and a caring adult.Jim travels throughout the country leading family "read-along/sing-along" concerts at reading festivals and literacy events. He also speaks to early childhood educators and librarians at conferences and training sessions about the many connections between music, play and literacy.''A Soup Opera'' is a sing-along opera inspired by concerts that Jim performs with symphony orchestras. The book was named a 2010 Notable Children's Book and Recording by the American Library Association.Gill's CD's include: *''Jim Gill Sings the Sneezing Song and Other Contagious Tunes'' *''Jim Gill Sings Do Re Mi on his Toe Leg Knee''*''Jim Gill Presents Music Play for Folks of All Stripes''*''Jim Gill's Irrational Anthem and More Salutes to Nonsense'' *''Jim Gill Sings Moving Rhymes For Modern Times'' *''Jim Gill Makes It Noisy In Boise Idaho''
*''A Soup Opera'', Jim Gill, Inc., 2009*''May There Always Be Sunshine'', Jim Gill, Inc., 2002