Mary Furlong, an elementary school music teacher, has performed as a singer and instrumentalist throughout the United States and Europe, covering just about every kind of music - from Standards & Pop to Country & Western and Bluegrass. Mary created “An American Sampler,” an educational assembly for schools and libraries that chronicles the history of American music, to teach children that Rock incorporates many types of musical influences. “Little Fido” is Mary’s third children’s book. Her first book, a jazzy story of a mischievous croc called, “Nile, Nile, Crocodile” was published in 2008. Two years later came “5 Monkeys & Little Crocodile”--- a musical story with an anti-bullying theme. Mary lives in the Chicago area with her husband, T.C. They have two sons and two dogs, none of whom are named “Fido”!
Praise for “5 Monkeys and Little Crocodile” ...
“My students just love this book and song. What a wonderful way to teach kids about anti-bullying!”
Elementary Music Teacher
A little something about “Nile”...
“A scrumptious story about a mean old crocodile...the CD takes the story and turns it into a jazzy, bluesy little song that is easy for kids to sing along with. Looking for a great teacher gift? This is it!”
Chicago Parent Magazine
Now available - “Little Fido”
M.G. Furlong has done it again with her third creation, “Little Fido!” What started out as a great toe-tapping CD with educational lyrics has blossomed into a unique resource for anyone who works with children.
Cheryl A. Smith
Music Educator & Author of “Lights, Camera, Kids”