Sarah searches for the perfect song to sing to her grandma--one that will make her well so they can share music and dance together again, just like they used to do. Sarah practices every day and tries different songs, but Grandma isn't getting better and the cane she's started using is not going away. Will Sarah find the perfect song? And could her song work in an unexpected way?
|Publisher:||Clear Fork Media Group LLC|
|Product dimensions:||8.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.25(d)|
|Age Range:||6 - 10 Years|
About the Author
Rosie loves music, but more than that, she loves to inspire children to dream big and follow their passions. No matter what kind of story she writes - funny, sweet or silly- she hopes to move her readers and warm their hearts.
Rosie is also the author of If I Weren't With You (PB, Spork) and a humorous sci-fi novel, Hailey Queen Pranking Makes Perfect: The Alien Encounter, (MG, Spork) Visit her at www.rosiejpova.com
Emma Allen is an Illustrator from Kent, England. Emma loves to recreate the magic of childhood with her paintbrush and illustrating whimsical scenes of children in the great outdoors, often in the company of animals, is a real passion. After working for years in acrylic Emma recently made the move to watercolor and has never looked back!
After studying at Central Saint Martin's College of Art and Design in London Emma went into a career in magazine production, and then changed direction after the birth of her daughter to follow her dream of becoming an Illustrator. Emma gained a Distinction in 'Illustrating Children's Books' from the London Art College and also achieved the 'Student of the Year' award.
Some of Emma's recent clients include Stoneworks Education Ltd, The Story Corner Ltd, Cocolivo, My Mother's Love and The Wild Tomorrow Fund. Emma is thrilled to be working with Clear Fork Publishing.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Sarah and her Grandma share a special bond, and they both love to sing and dance. But Grandma's getting older, and while she still loves watching Sarah sing and dance, she doesn't sing along or dance with Sarah anymore. Can Sarah find the song that will inspire Grandma to sing and dance again? A beautiful book to open a discussion on aging, relationships, and the loving bond between grandparents and their grandchildren.
Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite Sarah’s Song by Rosie J. Pova is the delightful story of Sarah, a little girl who loves to sing and dance with her grandma. Both of them spin and chant through the living room, skip and croon at the park, and whistle and wade through fields of wild flowers. Her grandma is slowly becoming more and more tired and uses a cane to walk. She enjoys the yearly tradition of dancing at the Fall Festival. Sarah is searching for that perfect song so that her grandma can sing and dance with her all over again. Grandma claps and rocks in her chair when Sarah sings, but she does not sing or dance with Sarah, no matter how much she tries. Will Sarah be able to find that perfect song so that her grandma sings and dances again? It is a beautiful story of bonding between a child and her grandmother. It is also a story of learning to accept the changes in life and perseverance. The illustrations are adorable and they capture the essence of the bonding between Sarah and her grandma beautifully. They also bring the characters alive and make the scenes vivid. It is a good bedtime storybook to read to children and can be used for interactive sessions in classrooms because of the message it conveys. The story and the illustrations are poignant and affectionate, and Sarah’s character and the feelings she has for her grandma are real and relatable. The special relationship shared between Sarah and her grandma is tangible to young readers throughout the story.
Music is the key to life. So says Sarah’s Grandmother, a loving woman who shares music with her granddaughter. Day-after-day they sing, dance, chant, and croon…until one day Grandmother becomes too tired to sing, and she can no longer dance. She needs a cane to walk. So Sarah sings and grandmother claps. Even Sarah’s silly songs can’t get Grandmother to sing again. So Sarah devises a surprise for her Grandmother and one again her heart is light and sways to Sarah’s song. Pova captures the special relationship between a child and her grandmother and shows how that relationship never fades. And Allen’s colorful illustrations add sweetness to Sarah’s Song.
How do you assist someone you care deeply for into the hard transition of age? In Rosie Pova’s new picture book Sarah’s Song the reader sees this very struggle. Through perseverance, care, thoughtfulness and love, Sarah find a way to stay connected with her Grandma. It’s what we do when we love, we try and try and try. And in Sarah’s Song, there is beauty in the persistence of trying. Warmly illustrated by Emma Allen, Sarah’s Song is a great addition for any family struggling through change of aging grandparents, as well as a nice companion for any parent wishing to build on compassion.
Sarah's Song is a beautiful story about the bond between a granddaughter and grandmother. Sarah and her grandmother love to sing and dance together. They have a special tradition of performing together every year at the Fall Festival. What will Sarah do when her grandmother is unable to continue that tradition? Emma Allen's gorgeous illustrations really bring this story to life. Children of all ages will love this book. I highly recommend it!