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Last Songby James Guthrie
Synopses & Reviews
Beautiful watercolor paintings add rich layers of mood and feeling to an old Scottish poem, depicting a squirrel family spending the day together—waking, playing, and nestling down to sleep under the eye of watchful parent. An eye-catching die-cut cover and a size perfect for small hands make an irresistible gift for mothers, fathers, and families on any occasion.
"Late Scottish poet and artist Guthrie's spare ode to the heavens ('To the sun/ Who has shone/ All day,/ To the moon/ Who has gone/ Away,/ To the milk-white/ Silk-white/ Lily-white star,/ A fond goodnight/ Wherever you are') provides the framework for Caldecott Medalist Rohmann's (My Friend Rabbit) visual narrative about a family of squirrels. Rohmann's watercolors picture the playful squirrels, with which active siblings will readily identify, racing down their tree and tumbling around, before being called back by a (presumed) parent. The diminutive book ends as it begins, with the squirrels sleeping in a cluster, a reminder that another day's adventures aren't far away. Ages 3 — 6. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)
About the Author
Scottish-born JAMES GUTHRIE (1874-1952) was an artist, typographer, printer, and poet.
ERIC ROHMANN received the Caldecott Medal for MY FRIEND RABBIT and a Caldecott Honor award for TIME FLIES. He lives in Chicago.
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