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Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star

By Jerry Pinkney (Board Book, 2015)
  • Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
    • Format: Board Book

    • Price: $9.99 US/$10.99 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9780316406932

    • On Sale Date: 04/01/2015

    • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

    • Imprint: LB Kids

    Formats Available: Hardcover Book, Board Book

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Jerry Pinkney is one of the most heralded children's book illustrators of all time. He has the rare distinction of being the recipient of five Caldecott Honors and the winner of the 2010 Caldecott medal for The Lion and the Mouse, and has since created two companion picture books: The Tortoise & the Hare and The Grasshopper & the Ants. He has won the Coretta Scott King Award five times, the Coretta Scott King Honor four times, and has been nominated for the prestigious Hans Christian Anderson Award. He was also the first children's book illustrator elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He lives with his wife, author Gloria Jean Pinkney, in Croton-on-Hudson, New York. The artist invites you to visit his website at jerrypinkneystudio.com.
  • A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2011
    A National Parenting Publications Awards Gold Winner
    An Amazon Best Book of the Month Selection (October)
    An Amazon Top Ten Picture Book of 2011
    A University of Wisconsin-Madison CCBC 2012 Children's Choices Book
    A 2012 Bank Street College Children's Book Committee Outstanding Book

  • A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2011
    A National Parenting Publications Awards Gold Winner
    An Amazon Best Book of the Month Selection (October)
    An Amazon Top Ten Picture Book of 2011
    A University of Wisconsin-Madison CCBC 2012 Children's Choices Book
    A 2012 Bank Street College Children's Book Committee Outstanding Book

  • * "Pinkney's sumptuous elaboration of the familiar lullaby...takes on the same epic scope as his Caldecott winning The Lion and the Mouse.... Just another superb outing from a fixed star twinkling in the children's literature firmament." (Kirkus Reviews, starred review).

  • * "Pinkney's sumptuous elaboration of the familiar lullaby...takes on the same epic scope as his Caldecott winning The Lion and the Mouse.... Just another superb outing from a fixed star twinkling in the children's literature firmament." (Kirkus Reviews, starred review).

  • * "From jacket to cover to endpapers, every element in the book contributes to the dreamlike vision of a curious adventurer exploring the natural world. This appropriate theme for young children finds expression in a series of vividly imagined, gracefully composed, and beautifully detailed illustrations." (Booklist, starred review).

  • * "From jacket to cover to endpapers, every element in the book contributes to the dreamlike vision of a curious adventurer exploring the natural world. This appropriate theme for young children finds expression in a series of vividly imagined, gracefully composed, and beautifully detailed illustrations." (Booklist, starred review).

  • * "A stellar performance from a book-making virtuoso." (School Library Journal, starred review).

  • * "A stellar performance from a book-making virtuoso." (School Library Journal, starred review).

  • "Pinkney's lush artwork is simultaneously naturalistic and whimsical.... [His] flora and fauna are exquisite, as is his palette, dominated by rich earth tones and brilliant blues. Soothing and magical, this one should conjure some sweet dreams." (Publishers Weekly).

  • "Pinkney's lush artwork is simultaneously naturalistic and whimsical.... [His] flora and fauna are exquisite, as is his palette, dominated by rich earth tones and brilliant blues. Soothing and magical, this one should conjure some sweet dreams." (Publishers Weekly).

  • "Pinkney... brings a... sumptuous, color-saturated aesthetic to this reimagining of the familiar bedtime lullaby.... a free-form journey from woodland to dreamland." (The New York Times).

  • "Pinkney... brings a... sumptuous, color-saturated aesthetic to this reimagining of the familiar bedtime lullaby.... a free-form journey from woodland to dreamland." (The New York Times).

  • Praise for The Tortoise & the Hare:

    * "[There is] a note of homespun vibrancy to Pinkney's elegant watercolor paintings.... The tortoise may have won the race, but the real winner here is the listening and viewing audience."
    (Booklist, starred review).

  • * "Pinkney's magnificently illustrated version of this famous fable gives the race the excitement of an Olympic event." (Publishers Weekly, starred review).

  • * "Will engross readers.... A captivating winner--start to finish." (Kirkus Reviews, starred review).

  • * "Pinkney has again created a tour de force." (Library Media Connection, starred review).

  • * "The anthropomorphism blends seamlessly with the naturalistic detail.... A lively and imaginative take." (The Bulletin, starred review).

  • "A worthy follow-up.... The richly detailed illustrations are lively and humorous, but what makes this retelling particularly ingenious is Pinkney's use of the oft-quoted moral.... slow and steady wins the race!" (The Horn Book).

  • Praise for The Lion and the Mouse:
    * "Pinkney enriches this classic tale of friendship with another universal theme - family - affectingly illustrated in several scenes as well as in the back endpapers... African species grace splendid panoramas that balance the many finely detailed, closeup images of the protagonists. Pinkney has no need for words; his art speaks eloquently for itself." (Publishers Weekly, starred review).

  • * "A nearly wordless exploration of Aesop's fable of symbiotic mercy that is nothing short of masterful... Unimpeachable." (Kirkus Reviews, starred review).

  • * "Pinkney's luminous art, rendered in watercolor and colored pencil, suggests a natural harmony... The ambiguity that results from the lack of words in this version allows for a slower, subtle, and ultimately more satisfying read. Moments of humor and affection complement the drama. A classic tale from a consummate artist." (School Library Journal, starred review).

  • * "By retelling Aesop's fable entirely in his signature pencil and watercolor art, Pinkney encourages closer exploration of the pleasing detail with which he amplifies it... It will be a challenge for libraries to make every gorgeous surface available, but it's a challenge worth taking on." (The Horn Book, starred review).

  • "Here, Pinkney is audacious, courageous, or simply imaginative enough to retell the classic Aesop fable without text... As a master of the media, [he] handles pencil and transparent watercolors with added colored pencils to create naturalistic characters while avoiding the strictures of photorealism. This is a stunning tour de force." (Children's Literature).

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  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Price: $9.99 US/$10.99 CAN
  • Pages: 32
  • Physical Dimensions: 8" x 8"
  • ISBN-13: 9780316406932
  • On Sale Date: 04/01/2015