Gummie is a retired geography teacher. When he was young, he was never able to go outside of his town because his family was very poor. He vowed that one day he would visit every state and capital city in America, over many many years Gummie has done just that!
Gummie is also a blues singer with “Gummie and the Bluebirds”. One day on stage he made up the “States and Capitals Song”. He now sings it all of the time in his old neighborhood and throughout the country to anyone who will listen.
Again, Discover and Learn has introduced a character who is a teacher, with quite a diffrent background and story, also, the love of the United States and patroitism is an underlying subplot along with the love of music.
Gummie is a representation of the diversity of cultures and how one can overcome difficult circumstances with determination ,a plan, and a dream.
You will love the “States and Capitals Song” that Gummie sings. It is a warm and heartfelt, full of fun catchy tune that he explains and introduces to Peter Puzzle when he tells Gummie he is struggling with a test about the subjects.
Look for the States and Capitals song when you search for kids music, learning songs for kids and songs about states and capitals.
You,ll love it for your classroom too.