Cecelia can whistle–and how! But me, I’m not that great at it.
I remember exactly where I was when I first learned to whistle. I was 10 years old and walking to the candy store. I’d been trying for days and then, suddenly–a note! I was over the moon with joy!
Now, I’d say that I’m a so-so whistler. People tell me, though, that I whistle every song in a minor key, which does make “Whistle While You Work” sound a bit like a dirge.
If you’d like to learn to whistle, or to get better at it, there is help. Search videos online, or try these links:
Basics: Whistling Tom and The Nightingale
That shrill, two-fingered, calling-a-cab whistle: Highlights Whistling Page
Carol Brendler is the author of the young adult novel RADIO GIRL (Holiday House) September 5, 2013.
Coming 2014: A picture book, NOT VERY SCARY, illustrated by Greg Pizzoli, from FSG.
Also by Carol Brendler: WINNIE FINN, WORM FARMER (FSG, 2009) a picture book illustrated by Ard Hoyt.
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I was never very good at whistling. I was probably better as a kid though, than I am now. Thanks for the links!
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