Cover image for God bless America
Title:
God bless America
Author:
Berlin, Irving, 1888-1989.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First ed.
Publication Information:
New York : HarperCollins, 2002.
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Summary:
A family of bears experiences America in an illustrated version of the classic song.
General Note:
"Library edition"--Spine.
Language:
English
Added Author:
ISBN:
9780060097882

9780060097899
Format :
Book

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This first illustrated picture book of Irving Berlin's classic song celebrates America and invites young readers -- and singers -- to experience all of her colorful glory, from the mountains to the prairies. Lyrics by America's most celebrated songwriter, together with Lynn Munsinger's heartwarming illustrations, are sure to comfort and inspire young patriots across the nation.


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Booklist Review

PreS. Irving Berlin wrote it, Barbra Streisand sings it on a CD that comes with the trade edition, and Munsinger illustrates it for young preschoolers with clear, upbeat, light-filled pictures that show a family of bears visiting New York, honoring brave firefighters and policemen in a parade, and then traveling across their beautiful country--"from the mountains to the prairies to the oceans . . ." Fireworks at the soaring Statue of Liberty are a fitting climax; then it's hugs and kisses and a view of the flag at home sweet home. The words and musical notation are appended, and the endpapers feature snapshot views of sights and monuments across the U.S., from the Liberty Bell to the Golden Gate Bridge. The art is a far cry from Munsinger's usual wild nonsense, but it shows the same intimate, smiling, affectionate view of the small child's place, safe in the arms of Dad, while opening up to a widening world. --Hazel Rochman


Publisher's Weekly Review

A patriotic spring bouquet blooms in red, white and blue. In a new board book edition of God Bless America, Lynn Munsinger's warm, reassuring illustrations accompany the beloved Irving Berlin song's lyrics. A father bear and two cubs visit New York City, where they cheer a parade of police, firefighters and rescue workers. Then they travel from the mountains to the prairies to the oceans and back to home sweet home. The words and music wrap up the patriotic volume, bookended by snapshot views of U.S. landmarks. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved