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Aug 10 2017

Twinkle, twinkle, little star by David Ellwand

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Old Barn Books, 2017. ISBN 9781910646243
(Ages: 1-3) Musical book. Rhyme. Board book. This board book features photographs of David Ellwand's vintage teddies (also seen in previous publications such as Wheels on the bus) and a push-button violin recording of  'Twinkle twinkle little star'. The teddies are shown being serenaded by their father's violin playing as they settle down for sleep and drift into dreams (of dancing on the moon). The first and last pages use the original version of the rhyme, with extra lines added to the middle: 'Hush now, hush now, little teds, Climb into your cosy bed... ' Young ones will love pushing the button and singing along to the recording with the words they already know and pointing out familiar things within the pictures (rockets, stars, moon, etc.). This extended version of the classic rhyme makes for a great bedtime lullaby and the warm, calming illustrations will help to settle young children for sleep.
Nicole Nelson

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