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Des Rainey's A A Milne Poems in Song!


Mini-musicals' for children to read or sing or perform!


Dr. Des Rainey
PhD (Western Reserve, Cleveland, Ohio),
MA (Victoria,



Doc. Rainey Ltd.

15A Coronation Rd


Auckland 0627

New Zealand.

Tel:+64 9 4198356
022 6327567




Click for song sample: from HOPPITY

Milne has been admired and loved for many years. His works - like 'House at Pooh Corner' and 'When We Were Very Young' - are classic. Des Rainey now brings Milne poems into new life. Children can now SING them, or ACT them out, or
'HOPPITY' and 'BAD BAD SIR BRIAN' are available now to schools and to parents - but only in New Zealand, where Milne is in the Public Domain. The songs are short, simple and melodic. Children love them.

'HOPPITY' CD: $20 Words and song-settings of 12 Milne poems including 'The Engineer', 'At the Zoo', 'Spring Morning',  'Little Bo-Peep and Little Boy Blue' and 'Us Two'.

BAD BAD SIR BRIAN' CD: $20. Words and song-settings of another 15 beautiful AA Milne poems including ''Bad Sir Brian Botany', 'Halfway Down the Stairs'', 'Disobedience!', 'Jonathan Jo', 'Cherry Stones', 'King Hilary and the Beggarman' and 'Cradle Song'.

Email or phone your order. Pay to the account of Doc Rainey Ltd, ASB Bank,123072-0477071-000
(Swiftcode ASBBNZ2A). Add $5 postage.

 SCHOOLS:  Sets of 'Hoppity' and 'Bad Bad Sir Brian' are available for use as plays and/or as musicals.
See first how your students like the songs - then get in touch

Anthony Healey, General Manager, APRA NZ

‘…..there is quite a gap in the children’s market when it comes to music…   
The songs are great! Simple and fun! Just how they should be.’


Derek Bell, The Chieftains

…..‘Well recorded and admirable for the voice. The interpretation all seems excellent… 
Bags of personality and colour.”


Link here to Des Rainey's maths pages.