Who Will Sing a Lullaby?by Dee Lillegard, Dan Yaccarino (Illustrator)
BABY IS CRYING and Crow and Goose and Owl and Swan all think they have the perfect antidote - "I'll take baby flying, that will stop the crying." And as baby floats on wings of love above fields and oceans, he is soothed. . . until each bird in turn crows just a bit too loudly and proudly at his own success and wakes that baby up again. Finally, little
BABY IS CRYING and Crow and Goose and Owl and Swan all think they have the perfect antidote - "I'll take baby flying, that will stop the crying." And as baby floats on wings of love above fields and oceans, he is soothed. . . until each bird in turn crows just a bit too loudly and proudly at his own success and wakes that baby up again. Finally, little Nightingale, who has been struggling to be heard, gets her chance to try a lullaby. Our tearful baby is now dreamimg sweet dreams. And soon the birds are sleepingtoo - and so will you.This book has perfect pacing, exactly mirroring the rhythm of a child struggling to fall asleep and finally settling down. And Dan Yaccarino's dreamy, etherial artwork is the perfect match for Dee Lillegard's sweet song of a story.
- Random House Children's Books
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- Product dimensions:
- 10.25(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.31(d)
- Age Range:
- 3 - 7 Years
Meet the Author
Dee Lillegard is the author of many fine collections of poetry and many wonderfully inventive picture books. She lives in Castro Valley, California.Dan Yaccarino is an internationally acclaimed author-illustrator with more than 30 books to his credit. He is the creator of the animated TV series Oswald. He lives in New York City with his wife and two children.
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Dee Lillegard's rhythmic text and Dan Yaccarino's vibrant illustrations kept my daughter engaged the entire time as I was reading it to her--no small feat for a ten month old who has recently had a 10-second attention span. As I was reading to her, she kept looking at the pictures and looking up at me. She helped me turn the pages and touched the pictures of the baby and birds as I pointed them out to her. There are so many books out there that focus on getting baby to sleep, and I particularly enjoyed the fresh storyline of Who Will Sing a Lullaby? There are even opportunities for laughter as the birds keep waking up the baby in the story. If you're looking for a new book to read to your kids before bedtime, this is a nice, short read that may help them drift off to dreamland.