One of the most acclaimed children's book illustrators of our time now takes his legendary skill with watercolor to new heights in this lavish visual adventure. As a curious little chipmunk leaves his nest to greet the twilight, he gazes at the glittering sky above him. He can't help but also notice the sparkling dewdrops on a spider's web, the lights of the fireflies, and the shimmers of moonlight on the water. "How I wonder what you are!" marvels the tiny creature, launching a dreamlike quest to reach for the stars.
Inspired by one of our most popular children's lullabies, Jerry Pinkney's gentle worldwhere the loving arms of nature embrace us despite darkness or uncertaintyis perfect for easing little ones into dreamland.
Jerry Pinkney is one of the most heralded children's book illustrators of all time. He has the rare distinction of being the recipient of five Caldecott Honors and the winner of the 2010 Caldecott medal for The Lion and the Mouse, and has since created two companion picture books: The Tortoise & the Hare and The Grasshopper & the Ants. He has won the Coretta Scott King Award five times, the Coretta Scott King Honor four times, and has been nominated for the prestigious Hans Christian Anderson Award. He was also the first children's book illustrator elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He lives with his wife, author Gloria Jean Pinkney, in Croton-on-Hudson, New York. The artist invites you to visit his website at jerrypinkneystudio.com.
Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star 5 out of 5based on
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Reviewed by Rita V for Readers Favorite
Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star is a marvelous children's book written by Jerry Pinkney. Through the eyes of a curious little chipmunk, we get to explore the beauty of nature as he views it; thus, giving the reader a glance from his rare perspective. We see the beauty of a simple spider web, a bird's nest, the clouds and the wind, the moon and the stars, an elegant lily pad, magic in the water and a breathtaking swan. The wording flows free and musically throughout the pages right along with the most stunning and visually stimulating artwork.
This beautiful children's book is filled with the most exquisite illustrations that I have ever laid my eyes upon! The book's cover captured my full attention, and the pages are each unique masterpieces beyond what words can describe. The wildlife and nature are depicted so delicately and creatively that I, literally, spent minutes on each page just taking in all of the delightful artwork. Jerry Pinkney is a true and master artist. I loved the Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star wording throughout the book, as well, as it sets the mood of calmness and soothes the reader with its powerful and magical pages. This is truly the most beautiful children's book I have ever seen. The rare perspective through a chipmunk's eye is truly visionary and creative. Every child and adult will absolutely adore this book, and it is a must have for a baby nursery, a gift for any occasion, or just because! Anyone can see that Jerry Pinkney's artistic passion comes from within his soul, and by sharing it with us, he truly inspires his readers and touches our hearts with awe.
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