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Silly Joe Writes!

Books!  Books!  Books! 

Coming soon from Schiffer Books, Big Billy and the Ice Cream Truck that Woudln't Stop! 

Like Big Billy?  Check out my buddy Joe Simko's work.  He's the illustrator of Big Billy with a series of his own called Sweet Rot.

Looking for something more adult?  Here's a novel for teens and adults called Sporks!  about life in an all boys Catholic School.  If you went there, you'll understand.

Grow if You Must

Silly Joe
Music and Lyrics by Joe Consiglio


Our youngest was just a few days old when I went to the party store to buy an "It's a Girl!" sign for the front yard.  In the checkout, I found a CD of father/daughter wedding dance songs.  With two girls, I figured someday I'd need one of these songs.  So I looked them over, and none of them said what I wanted them to say.  So I went home and wrote this song for my girls. 


Grow if You Must

Guitar chords: D-G-A


And everyday, you learn something new,

Something you say, something you do.

And everyday, I wonder at the million ways you’ve grown.


Not long ago, you came unto me,

Quiet and small, a wonder to see.

And now I wonder, I wonder where all the days have gone,

And so I say,


Grow if you must.  Go your own way.

First you crawl then you walk then you talk,

Then you leave me someday.

Grow if you must.  It’s only natural to do.

But tonight, let me hold on to you.