Synopses & Reviews
and#8220;Baby sail the seven seas
Safely in my arms
When the waves go up and down
You are safe from harm.and#8221;
From Margaret Wise Brown, author of the beloved Goodnight Moon, comes a previously unpublished collection of charming lullabies, gorgeously illustrated by 12 award-winning artists. The roster of celebrated names includes Carin Berger, whose The Little Yellow Leaf was a New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book; Eric Puybaret, who brought the bestselling Puff, the Magic Dragon to life on the page; Coretta Scott King Honor Award winner Sean Qualls; and Caldecott Honor medalist Melissa Sweet. An accompanying CD, with lilting songs beautifully composed and sung by Emily Gary and Tom Proutt, makes this the perfect gift to wish children a sweet goodnight.and#160;The illustrators are:Jonathan Bean * Carin Berger * Sophie Blackall * Linda Bleck * Renata Liwska * Christopher Silas Nealand#160; * Zachariah OHora * Eric Puybaret * Sean Qualls *and#160; Isabel Roxas * Melissa Sweet * Dan Yaccarinoand#160;
"Caldecott Honor artist Sweet (A River of Words: The Life of William Carlos Williams) effectively uses animal parent and child pairs to lighten the hopeful yet somber message of Yarrow's (Puff, the Magic Dragon) folk song, which he first performed with the trio Peter, Paul and Mary. Watercolor and mixed-media art reveals members of each animal family tenderly gazing into each others' eyes in placid woodland settings shown in cool earth tones punctuated by shocks of brilliant color: scarlet berries, magenta lily pads, crimson toadstools. Together, the animals eventually approach a house in which a father lovingly tucks his son into bed. The boy's bright yellow room exudes comfort, and even when storm clouds threaten, there's no real menace in any of Sweet's depictions of nature; yet in concert with Yarrow's verse, the overall effect is somewhat haunting. A CD tucked into the back cover features Yarrow and his daughter Bethany singing 'Day Is Done' (plus two traditional songs, 'I Know Where I'm Going' and 'Dona Dona Dona,' with new words and music by the author). Ages 3 7." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
and#8220;It's a treasure trove: one dozen previously unpublished lyrical songs illustrated by the likes of Jonathan Bean, Carin Berger and Melissa Sweet. In an introduction, estate editor Amy Gary explains how she found a trunk in Brown's sister's barn filled with unpublished manuscripts with Brown's handwritten notes along with musical scores of her words. They were written in 1952, the last year of her life, when she was traveling in France for a book tour and under contract to create songs for a new children's record company. Brown's intent was to capture the spirit of a child's world in her songs as she had done with her stories . . . the simple rhymes have Brown's trademark charm . . . Each song is presented on one double-page spread, each illustrated by a different artist (uncredited until an ending recap) . . . children will enjoy the whimsical scenes, and adult mavens of children's literature will appreciate and delight in the background of the discovery." and#8212;Kirkus Reviews
And if you take my hand, my son,
All will be well when the day is done.
A stunning version of Peter Yarrow's gentle song, and#8220;Day Is Done,and#8221; now available as a board book.and#160; As night falls, animal and human parents everywhere tenderly tuck their children into bed. In the darkness, each childand#8212;raccoon, doe, rabbit, field mouse, and a little boyand#8212;wonders: Will I be safe? Will you be there for me? And every mommy and daddy responds with the comforting words of Yarrow's refrain: and#8220;Yes, I am here.and#8221; Caldecott Honor-winning artist Melissa Sweet's gorgeous images celebrate the loving bond between parent and child, as well as the connection between all creatures of the earth.
Songwriter Yarrow follows "Puff, the Magic Dragon" with a picture book version of his beautiful song "Day Is Done." Caldecott Honor-winning artist Sweet has created gorgeous images that celebrate the loving bond between parent and child. Includes an audio CD. Full color.
A stunning version of Peter Yarrow's tender and#8220;Day Is Done.and#8221; As animal and human parents everywhere tuck their children into bed, each child wonders: Will I be safe? Will you be there? And every mommy and daddy responds with Yarrow's comforting refrain: and#8220;Yes, I am here.and#8221; Melissa Sweet's gorgeous images celebrate the bonds between parent and child, as well as all creatures of the earth.
From Margaret Wise Brown, author of the beloved Goodnight Moon, comes a previously unpublished collection of charming lullabies, gorgeously illustrated by 12 award-winning artists and accompanied by a CD. The illustrators include Carin Berger, whose The Little Yellow Leaf (Greenwillow) was a New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book; Coretta Scott King Honor Award winner Sean Qualls; and Caldecott Honor medalist Melissa Sweet.
About the Author
Peter Yarrow is a member of the iconic '60s folk trio Peter, Paul and Mary. Along with Lenny Lipton, he is the author of the beloved song and now hit book Puff, the Magic Dragon. In addition to extensive touring and performing, Peter is active in Operation Respect, an organization that promotes anti-bullying awareness in schools across the country.
Melissa Sweet has illustrated more than 40 children's books, including the 2008 Caldecott Honor winner A River of Words, which was also listed as a New York Times Top Ten Children's Book of the Year. The New York Times Book Review listed Carmine: A Little More Red (Houghton Mifflin)and#8212;which she both wrote and illustratedand#8212;among its Ten Best Illustrated Books of the Year, and The Boy Who Drew Birds (Houghton Mifflin) was a New York Public Library Best Book for 2004.