Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star by Jerry Pinkney
Genre: Children’s Picture Book
Pages: 40 Jacketed Hardcover 10-1/2″ x 10-1/2″
Date Published: October 2011
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
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.
This is one of those in doing some house keeping I noticed is well long past reviewed on goodreads, but never made it into a blog post. So, I apologize, but here you are… I guess I did just have a baby at that time.
I found Jerry Pinkney when I read The Lion & the Mouse. The artistic journey was new to me and thoroughly exciting and I easily put him on my wish list for future releases. When I discovered that he had taken a common and favorite of mine nursery rhyme lullaby and put it to the page I was intrigued and could not wait to see what it presented. I was not disappointed and highly recommend this as anyone’s bedtime book. Through this book I learned more verses of this classic lullaby and was enchanted by each page. As a child I remember being prone on my belly just staring at the pages of books for years. I just know that this one will be a favorite in that pile for my girls without a doubt.
*Thanks to Little Brown for providing a copy for review.*
JERRY PINKNEY is one of children’s literature’s most time-honored artists. He has been illustrating children’s books for over 40 years and has more than 75 books to his credit. He has the rare distinction of being the recipient of five Caldecott Honor books and the winner of the Caldecott medal for The Lion and the Mouse. He has also won the Coretta Scott King Award five times, the Coretta Scott King Honor four times, and was nominated for the prestigious international Hans Christian Anderson Award.