Baby's Boatby Jeanne Titherington
Baby sails the skies on a silver moon and fishes for dreams using stars for bait in a classic lullaby that makes a perfect board book. "In the very best tradition of bedtime books".--"Booklist" (starred review). Full color. Size A. 22 pp.
- HarperCollins Publishers
- Publication date:
- Product dimensions:
- 6.03(w) x 5.74(h) x 0.49(d)
- Age Range:
- 3 - 4 Years
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They called the lyrics "a rather slight and saccharine offering." How suave. How sophisticated. How New York. It's not saccharine to a baby and the song and the story are for babies. Not self-important publishers/reviewers. "Also, the text is clumsy in places, as in `Her line a silver moonbeam is.'" That's not clumsy; that's poetic. It's also not original to this author, because my mother sang this lullabye to me back in the 1930s. And that, of course, colors my enthusiasm. With a little diligence you can google the poem and find the tune so you can sing it to your own babes and grandbabes. I highly recommend that you do so. The memories you create will be unforgettable.
The poem in this bedtime book is actually a song written in 1898; I first heard it sung in the movie Awakenings, as a mother sings her now-grown son to sleep, a picture of a ship over the head of his bed. My 1-year-old daughter loves the soft pictures and soothing words. I usually sing the words to her, but the music is not printed in the board book (I am looking for it on the Internet). I love this book and would recommend it.