Cover image for Twinkle, twinkle, little star : a traditional lullaby
Title:
Twinkle, twinkle, little star : a traditional lullaby
Author:
Long, Sylvia.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
San Francisco : Chronicle Books, 2001.
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 21 cm
Language:
English
Program Information:
Reading Counts RC K-2 1.5 1 Quiz: 26497 Guided reading level: F.
ISBN:
9780811828543
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Cherished for nearly two centuries, the traditional lullaby "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star" continues to send children off to dreamland. In this tenderly illustrated edition of the classic rhyme, award-winning artist Sylvia Long touches the hearts of reader yet again. Her detailed watercolors depict a group of animal friends as they make their way home under the night sky to complete their bedtime rituals with their families. The last verse finds each baby animal nested in bed. Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star is the perfect bedtime story, sure to lull children to sleep.


Author Notes

Sylvia Long is the illustrator of several books for children including the best sellers Ten Little Rabbits and Alejandro's Gift. Ms. Long's detailed paintings are inspired by her love of animals and the outdoors. She lives in Arizona. Read more about Sylvia's illustrating process.


Reviews 2

Publisher's Weekly Review

Youngsters well know the opening lines of Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star. Sylvia Long revisits the classic and includes the traditional verses "When the blazing sun is gone,/ When he nothing shines upon,/ Then you show/ your little light,/ Twinkle, twinkle,/ all the night" alongside celestial watercolor depictions of critters heading home at nightfall. A baby frog eats grubs for supper; a mouse is tucked under the covers. (Nov.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


School Library Journal Review

PreS-The traditional lullaby is told in its entirety, as the poetic images celebrate the star appearing when the sun sets, guiding the traveler in the dark, glowing throughout the night, and remaining always mysterious. The luminous watercolors show an unusual group of anthropomorphic animals gazing in awe from a hilltop at the first star of the evening and then separating to go home to their loving parents. The frogs have a fine dinner of worms and insects, the chipmunk brushes his teeth, the crow splashes in the bathtub, the opossum puts on his pajamas, the skunk family reads a story together, and the mouse is tucked into bed. A red fox in pantaloons and a smock has the role of lamplighter in the darkening town. A variety of picture sizes from spreads to vignettes, imaginative yet realistic figures, gentle humor, and familiar nighttime routines combine to make a charming bedtime experience.-Patricia Pearl Dole, formerly at First Presbyterian School, Martinsville, VA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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