Thursday, March 6, 2014

Goodnight Songs - by Margaret Wise Brown

Illustrated by 12 Award Winning Picture Book Artists

“Baby sail the seven seas
Safely in my arms
When the waves go up and down
You are safe from harm.”
From Margaret Wise Brown, author of the beloved Goodnight Moon, comes a previously unpublished collection of charming lullabies, gorgeously illustrated by 12 award-winning artists. The roster of celebrated names includes Carin Berger, whose The Little Yellow Leaf was a New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book; Eric Puybaret, who brought the bestselling Puff, the Magic Dragon to life on the page; Coretta Scott King Honor Award winner Sean Qualls; and Caldecott Honor medalist Melissa Sweet. An accompanying CD, with lilting songs beautifully composed and sung by Emily Gary and Tom Proutt, makes this the perfect gift to wish children a sweet goodnight.

The illustrators are:
Jonathan Bean * Carin Berger * Sophie Blackall * Linda Bleck * Renata Liwska * Christopher Silas Neal  * Zachariah OHora * Eric Puybaret * Sean Qualls *  Isabel Roxas * Melissa Sweet * Dan Yaccarino

My Thoughts:
This book is one of those books that you will treasure for years... even after your children grow up. You will look back on it with tears in your eyes as you remember looking at the gorgeous illustrations and reading the beautiful words of Margaret Wise Brown with your children.

I sat down with my two little ones and we turned page by page and found a completely different tale... a completely different picture... and we couldn't stop turning the pages. Each page brought about different emotions through the words and the pictures. It is truly a unique and amazing collection. Something for children and their parents to share and enjoy together.

My family is really enjoying this book. My daughter already has her favorite poems that she wants read to her again and again. We have enjoyed laying in bed and listening to the beautiful CD together. There is just so much to offer in one book. It's a treasure.

Publisher: Sterling Children's Books
Published: March 2014
Age range: from 3 to 6
28 pages
ISBN: 1-4549-0446-1
ISBN13: 9781454904465
$17.95 US
$19.95 Canadian

*I received a copy of this book from the publisher for review purposed. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own and have not been influenced in any way.