Flower Lullaby Book

Flower Lullaby Book

by Takayo Noda
     
 
The crocus asked the butterfly, "Will you sing a lullaby To lull me oh-so-soft to sleep tonight?"

Full to bursting with bright, gorgeous flowers and delicate, friendly bugs, this is a unique and irresistible bedtime book�a lullaby that revels in the beauty of the natural world. The text dances and the collage artwork dazzles the eye.

Takayo Noda�s debut,

Overview

The crocus asked the butterfly, "Will you sing a lullaby To lull me oh-so-soft to sleep tonight?"

Full to bursting with bright, gorgeous flowers and delicate, friendly bugs, this is a unique and irresistible bedtime book�a lullaby that revels in the beauty of the natural world. The text dances and the collage artwork dazzles the eye.

Takayo Noda�s debut, Dear World, was a Parenting magazine Best Book of the Year, called "sweetly lyrical" and "deeply engaging" by Kirkus in a starred review. This is a strong and satisfying follow-up that�s sure to become a bedtime favorite.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Meredith Kiger
Collages composed of finely cut painted papers highlight this "lullaby" to nature. Nine different kinds of flowers plead to various other elements of nature such as the moon, a firefly, and the rainbow to sing a lullaby to help them sleep. The same refrain is used throughout each flower's plea with the repetition designed to lull the young listen into dreamland, as well. The brightly colored collages are an imaginative and unexpected addition useful in keeping the reader awake as well as the listener informed. Daisies, sunflowers, pansies, crocus, poppies, tulips, buttercups, dandelions, roses, and daffodils all join in the end to ask the world to sing a lullaby to the children. If the child isn't sleepy after all that repetitive reading, then the reader surely will be.
School Library Journal
PreS-This poetic bedtime verse introduces various types of flora, fauna, and phenomena found in nature. For example, a buttercup asks a dragonfly, "`Will you sing a lullaby./To lull me oh-so-soft to sleep tonight?'" Each request receives a positive response ("`Why, yes dear,' said the dragonfly-.`I'll sing you soft a lullaby/And teach you to fly high within your dreams.'"). Readers hear repeated requests from a tulip, a daisy, a poppy, a crocus, a sunflower, etc., with similar replies from a cloud, a ladybug, a butterfly, a honeybee, a rainbow, etc. The book ends with all the flowers asking if they could sing a lullaby for all of the world's children. The bold collage artwork on handmade paper is exceptional and makes the written word step off the page and come to life. The repetition of sounds is pleasing to the ear and may just put children to sleep.-Hope Marie Cook, Eastern Connecticut State University, Willimantic Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
Kirkus Reviews
Using paper painted in rich, subtly modulated colors, Noda offers more harmonious collages featuring peaceful landscapes bright with flowers, insects and stars. The illustrations are set to sonorous free verses built on a repeating structure, in which different flowers in succession request a lullaby: "The buttercup asked the dragonfly / 'Will you sing a lullaby / to lull me oh-so-soft to sleep tonight?' " The flowers all gather at the end in a starlit garden between small houses, offering to sing a lullaby themselves to "lull the children soft to sleep tonight." Children will linger over the lovely, deceptively simple art even as they nod off to the delicately soporific text. (Picture book. 6-8)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803729346
Publisher:
Dial Books for Young Readers
Publication date:
04/20/2006
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
10.26(w) x 10.40(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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