Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Book Review: Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star by Jerry Pinkney

Written & Illustrated By: Jerry Pinkney
Published by: Little Brown Kids
Released On: October 10th, 2011
Source: book from publisher to review
Ages: 3 & Up
5 stars: A beautifully illustrated book
Purchase from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

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 world--where the loving arms of nature embrace us despite darkness or uncertainty--is perfect for easing little ones into dreamland. -quoted from Goodreads

This is my first Jerry Pinkney book, and what a fabulous first book of his it was to read. This is such a beautifully illustrated book. I was not only mesmerized with it, but my kids were as well. I love that this story was not only inspired by, but uses the words for Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star. I think fans of Jerry's will be pleasantly surprised with his latest release. I loved his beautiful artistic touch to this classic, as it created a timeless feel for both the song and the story. This richly illustrated book is perfect for bedtimes! I highly recommend picking it up.
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