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The Resource Goodnight songs : a celebration of the seasons, by Margaret Wise Brown ; illustrated by twelve award-winning picture book artists

Goodnight songs : a celebration of the seasons, by Margaret Wise Brown ; illustrated by twelve award-winning picture book artists

Label
Goodnight songs : a celebration of the seasons
Title
Goodnight songs
Title remainder
a celebration of the seasons
Statement of responsibility
by Margaret Wise Brown ; illustrated by twelve award-winning picture book artists
Title variation
Goodnight songs: a celebration of the seasons
Creator
Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Twelve seasonal lullabies are illustrated by contemporary artists, including Floyd Cooper, Leo Espinosa, and Dadu Shin
Tone
Writing style
Review
  • PreS-Gr 1 — Following 2014's Goodnight Songs (Sterling), this second volume of previously unpublished poems and songs by the legendary Brown is just as enchanting and handsomely produced as the first. Twelve poems about the seasons are brought to life through art and music. Heavy hitters like David Small, Peter Brown, Molly Idle, Frank Viva, and Bob Staake join up-and-coming illustrators from around the globe such as Leo Espinoza, Dadu Shin, and Blanca Gomez. The book opens with "To a Child," the soothingly surreal invitation to "run away/To a long unscheduled day," paired with Floyd Cooper's dreamy oil-wash-on-board illustrations. Subsequent poems inspire young readers to notice the natural world around them and appreciate the wondrous activity inspired by the changing seasons. There's much whimsy to be found: in "The Song of the Tiny Cat," readers hear the tale of a jaunty feline "no bigger than a puzzy willow"; in "Bunny Jig," Small's energetic line and pitch-perfect visual timing elevate the humor of this toe-tapping ditty; and Idle's clever interpretation of Brown's "Advice to Bunnies" is as chuckle-worthy as it is charming. Along with the playfulness and joy, Brown's verses also offer young listeners opportunities to reflect on the melancholia of change. In "Cherry Tree," Elly MacKay's red-suited little girl makes a snow angel while lamenting that her "dear tree/Where the cherries were red/Is frozen and gray,/The birds are all fled." Parents with a young child on their lap are sure to be moved by "Love Song of the Little Bear," and the refrain "It's a long time that I've loved you. Never, never go away." As in the first book, an included CD features Tom Proutt and Emily Gary's musical renditions of each of Brown's songs. Their lilting folk harmonies, country- and jazz-infused rhythms, accompanied on various tracks by mandolin, accordion, tympani, bass clarinet, and harmonica, elevate the verses and offer listeners a more complete sensory experience. VERDICT Whether read or sung aloud, this essential collection is made to be shared—and no doubt will be, again and again.—Kiera Parrott , School Library Journal --Kiera Parrott (Reviewed August 1, 2015) (School Library Journal, vol 61, issue 8, p62)
  • This accompanying volume to Goodnight Songs (2014) features 12 more unpublished poems and songs by Brown, illustrated by as many artists, including Floyd Cooper, Molly Idle, David Small, and Frank Viva. “Winter Adventure” conveys a child’s encounter with a wild rabbit after leaving it a treat (“He shot like a bullet/ From out of that tree/ Leaving tracks in the snow,/ And the apple there for me”), while Mick Wiggins blends chilly and warm colors to emphasize the different worlds occupied by child and rabbit. For Brown’s sillier “The Kitten’s Dream,” Bob Staake creates a dreamscape featuring a castle, locomotive, and cake-melting rainstorm. Though some poems are only lightly tied to the seasons, the spectrum of artistic styles provides a rich accompaniment to Brown’s mix of playfulness and subtle contemplation. A CD with musical performances is included. Ages 3–6. (Aug.) --Staff (Reviewed July 20, 2015) (Publishers Weekly, vol 262, issue 29, p)
  • /* Starred Review */ A multimedia tribute to the great picture-book writer in her own words. This sumptuous compilation not only brings together a dozen songs by the late author of Goodnight Moon, here given new visual life in evocative spreads by 12 award-winning illustrators, but also includes a CD of Brown's lyrics set to music and performed by Tom Proutt and Emily Gary. As a whole, these nature-based songs look to animals and the seasons to remind children of the pleasures of the outdoors. Illustrators Peter Brown, Floyd Cooper, Blanca GÃ3mez, Satoe Tone, and eight others capture the essence of bees and birds in flight, leaves adrift on the wind, or light, imagined situations like a kitten's dream or a cat the size of a pussy willow. Musically, a number of the songs, such as the magical "Snowfall," have a soft, lilting quality sure to help young listeners off to dreamland, while a couple of the more memorable settings might have the opposite effect. The sharp baritone-sax honks of "Buzz, Buzz, Buzz" graphically emulate bees at work "in the solemn heat," for instance. While the collection is no doubt titled to evoke its author's most renowned work, overall these songs prove anything but drowsy. A treat for the eye, ear, and heart. (Picture book/poetry. 3-7)(Kirkus Reviews, June 1, 2015)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10438238
Cataloging source
JBL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1910-1952
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Brown, Margaret Wise
Dewey number
782.42
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PZ8.3.B815
LC item number
Gq 2015
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • -1
  • 1
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1967-
  • 1978-
  • 1945-
  • 1957-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Brown, Peter
  • Cooper, Floyd
  • Espinosa, Leo
  • Gomez, Blanca
  • Idle, Molly Schaar
  • MacKay, Elly
  • Shin, Dadu
  • Small, David
  • Staake, Bob
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lullabies
  • Children's songs
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Goodnight songs : a celebration of the seasons, by Margaret Wise Brown ; illustrated by twelve award-winning picture book artists
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Accompanying material
1 audio disc (4 3/4 in.)
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
  • volume
  • audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
  • text
  • performed music
Content type code
  • txt
  • prm
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
To a child -- The song of the tiny cat -- Love song of the little bear -- Buzz, buzz, buzz -- Bunny jig -- Advice to bunnies -- Fall of the year -- Quiet in the wilderness -- The kitten's dream -- Cherry tree -- Winter adventure -- Snowfall
Control code
000055184612
Dimensions
27 cm +
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781454904472
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Lccn
bl2015026382
Media category
  • unmediated
  • audio
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
  • s
Other physical details
color illustrations
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)915159049
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Goodnight songs : a celebration of the seasons, by Margaret Wise Brown ; illustrated by twelve award-winning picture book artists
Publication
Copyright
Accompanying material
1 audio disc (4 3/4 in.)
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
  • volume
  • audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
  • text
  • performed music
Content type code
  • txt
  • prm
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
To a child -- The song of the tiny cat -- Love song of the little bear -- Buzz, buzz, buzz -- Bunny jig -- Advice to bunnies -- Fall of the year -- Quiet in the wilderness -- The kitten's dream -- Cherry tree -- Winter adventure -- Snowfall
Control code
000055184612
Dimensions
27 cm +
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781454904472
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Lccn
bl2015026382
Media category
  • unmediated
  • audio
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
  • s
Other physical details
color illustrations
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)915159049
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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