Synopses & Reviews
Lullaby and good night. Peter Yarrowand#8217;s gentle voice will lull children to sweet dreams with these 12 beautiful and timeless sleepytime songs. Itand#8217;s the perfect goodnight combination, with a book of lyrics to read aloud before little heads hit the pillow, and a CD providing soft, beautiful accompaniment to quiet the most animated child. Terry Widenerand#8217;s lovely art captures such iconic nighttime moments as a moon smiling down, a mother rocking her baby, and magical animals flying in the sky.
Parents and kids will enjoy sharing a quiet musical moment together before falling fast asleep.and#160;and#160;
Included in the book and CD:
and#160;All Through the Nightand#160; and#149;and#160; Puff, the Magic Dragonand#160; and#149;and#160; Oland#8217; Blueand#160; and#149;and#160; All the Pretty Little Horsesand#160; and#149;and#160; Hush, Little Babyand#160; and#149;and#160; Kum Ba Yaand#160; and#149;and#160; The Water Is Wideand#160; and#149;and#160; Down in the Valleyand#160; and#149;and#160; All My Trialsand#160; and#149;and#160; On Top of Old Smokeyand#160; and#149;and#160; Whoand#8217;s Gonna Shoe Your Pretty Little Foot?and#160; and#149;and#160; Brahms Lullaby
and#8220;It's a treasure trove: one dozen previously unpublished lyrical songs illustrated by the likes of Jonathan Bean, Carin Berger and Melissa Sweet. In an introduction, estate editor Amy Gary explains how she found a trunk in Brown's sister's barn filled with unpublished manuscripts with Brown's handwritten notes along with musical scores of her words.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
Yarrow's gentle voice lulls children to sweet dreams with these 12 beautiful and timeless sleepytime songs. It's the perfect goodnight combination, with a book of lyrics to read aloud before little heads hit the pillow. The CD provides soft, beautiful accompaniment to quiet the most animated child.
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.
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;
Iand#39;m wondering if youand#39;d go wandering with me
Through the wilderness and woods
To where the winds are blowinandrsquo; free.
The Grammyandreg;-winning Okee Dokee Brothersandmdash;Joe Mailander and Justin Lansingandmdash;celebrate the beauty of nature and the joys of being outdoors and unplugged. Their family-friendly music aims to inspire parents and kids to get outside and get creative. Can You Canoe? journeys cross-country in 12 songs, from the Appalachian Mountains in the east to campfires and saddling-up in the Wild West. Along the way, the Okee Dokeeandrsquo;s toe-tapping, irresistible tunes invite kids to wander through the woods and wilderness, where theyandrsquo;ll discover jumping jamborees and bullfrog operas; black bears and tall-tale spinners; swift canoes and camping tents. Brandon Reeseandrsquo;s fun illustrations, and a CD to sing along with, will make this set a childrenandrsquo;s classic.
About the Author
As childhood friends growing up in Denver CO, Joe Mailander and Justin Lansing were always exploring the outdoors. Now, as the Grammyandreg; Award-winningand#160;Okee Dokee Brothers, they have put this passion for the outdoors at the heart of their Americana folk music. They are three-time Parentsandrsquo; Choice Award winners, and have garnered praise from the likes of NPRandrsquo;s All Things Considered
and USA Today
. Learn more about them at their website: okeedokee.org.
Brandon Reese created the distinctive cover artwork for The Okee Dokee Brothersandrsquo; albums, and is also the illustrator for a number of clients including Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., eeBoo, BOOM! Studios, and more. Mr. Reese has never been described as andquot;outdoorsy.andquot; He lives in NC with his wife and young son. Learn more about Brandon online at brandonreese.com.