Mention by Martin Tubridy, the inspiration for the song "Mr. Tanner":
I recently had the honor of receiving an advanced copy of the soon to be released Mr. Tanner children's book published by Ripple Grove Press. The book is a beautiful tribute to the famed song “Mr. Tanner” by Harry Chapin. The book is aimed to be read to young children and a way to speak to them about the feelings and meaning of the story. The illustrations by Bryan Langdo are incredibly beautiful and full of feeling. The book is very special and the illustrations are so touching. It will definitely be a winner and will be supporting a great cause. It is a beautiful way to keep a special person's memory very much alive. Part of the proceeds will be directed to WhyHunger, which is the organization Harry Chapin founded with Bill Ayres to address world hunger.
Read the articles below that led Harry Chapin to write the song "Mr. Tanner."