New York City Singer, Songwriter and Grandfather Releases New Children's Book and Song

Wolrad Press announces its first children’s book and song by New York City-based singer, songwriter and grandfather Mark Darlow.
By: Wolrad Press
Cover of Mark Darlow's new book (Illustrated by Juan Rodriguez)
Cover of Mark Darlow's new book (Illustrated by Juan Rodriguez)
NEW YORK - April 29, 2013 - PRLog -- New York - Wolrad Press is pleased to announce I Wonder What It’s Like To Be, a new children’s book and song by New York City-based singer and songwriter Mark Darlow. The 24-page book (available in softcover and as an Amazon Kindle e-book) is geared toward children 2-8 years of age. The book and song feature a boy named Wonder who asks, “I wonder what it’s like to be...” some of the animals and things he comes across in his life, including birds, bees and trees.

The softcover version of the book is 8.5 inches square and is illustrated with full-page vibrant color drawings by long-time artist, illustrator and New York City resident Juan Rodriguez. The song has exactly the same lyrics as the words in the book's text, which helps children follow along with the song even if they are not yet able to read the words aloud by themselves.

Darlow, who has written hundreds of poems and songs, has this to say about I Wonder What It’s Like To Be: "My primary goals with this book and song are to entertain while helping children think about the incredible world around them. I hope that this book and song help young people expand their imaginations and reading skills as they think about what life might be like if they were an animal like a chipmunk or fish, or an object like a plane."

Mark Darlow spent most of his business career in a family business that grew to become one of the largest graphic arts establishments in the country. He brings his 50+ years of printing and typography experience to this work in many ways, as evidenced by the book's simple yet easy-to-read layout and design. The printed and Kindle versions of the book include a page with the full lyrics of the song, and the Kindle version adds a copy of the words of the song in black text under each page to help readers follow along with the song quickly and easily regardless of the digital device used to read it (Mac or PC, Amazon Kindle™ e-reader/tablet, Apple® iPad™/iPhone™, Android™ device, etc.).

Darlow was born in The Bronx, New York and is the father of two boys and one grandson. When asked why he started writing children’s books, Darlow says; “I’ve always wanted to write songs and books for kids. It gives me so much pleasure to watch children when I’m singing them a song or telling a story I’ve written just for them.”

Videos plus links to the book and song can be found on the book and song's website at A video with a full-version of the song, and an animated version of the book is also available on YouTube:

Main Book and Song Website:

Book Information

Title: I Wonder What's It's Like To Be
ISBN-10: 0989014401
ISBN-13: 978-0-9890144-0-3
Published by: Wolrad Press 24 pages, 8.5x8.5 inches (Paperback)
Library of Congress Control Number: 2013933607

Kindle E-Book Information

Title: I Wonder What's It's Like To Be
ISBN-10: 098901441X
ISBN-13: 978-0-9890144-1-0
Published by: Wolrad Press (Amazon Kindle™ e-book)

Song Information

Title: I Wonder What's It's Like To Be
Duration: 1:23
Published by: Wolrad Press
Available on iTunes®,, and other online music retailers


For more information or for excerpt/interview requests, contact:
Andrew Darlow
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Main Website:

About Mark Darlow

Mark Darlow is a New York City-based singer, writer and poet. He has written hundreds of poems and songs, and his works have been widely published. I Wonder What It’s Like To Be is his first published children’s book and song, and he is currently working on other books and songs in this series. Darlow is a founding member of The Spina Bifida Association of Central New Jersey and the New Jersey Wheelchair Athletic Association. His eldest son is a NCAA champion three times over in wheelchair basketball. He is also a founding member of the GC Scholarship Foundation, a non-profit organization that raises money to fund college/trade school scholarships for students pursuing degrees in the graphic arts. He presently sits on the board as a past president and fundraiser.

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