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Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star

By Jerry Pinkney (Board Book, 2016)

Jerry Pinkney's graceful take on the classic lullaby is now available as a board book--a perfect baby gift. 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, this board book edition of Jerry Pinkney's gentle world--where the loving arms of nature embrace us despite darkness or uncertainty--serenely lulls little ones to sleep.
  • Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
    • Format: Board Book

    • Price: $7.99 US/$9.49 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9780316406932

    • On Sale Date: 04/05/2016

    • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

    • Imprint: LB Kids

    Formats Available: Hardcover Book, Board Book

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Jerry Pinkney's graceful take on the classic lullaby is now available as a board book--a perfect baby gift. 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, this board book edition of Jerry Pinkney's gentle world--where the loving arms of nature embrace us despite darkness or uncertainty--serenely lulls little ones to sleep.

Jerry Pinkney has the rare distinction of being the recipient of five Caldecott Honors and the winner of the 2010 Caldecott medal. 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 in Croton-on-Hudson, New York.
  • Praise for Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star:
    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).

  • * "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).

  • "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'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).

  • Praise for Grasshopper and the Ants:

    *"Full-page vivid watercolor paintings bustling with natural activity and fanciful detail flow through the hues of the seasons, ending in the spare whiteness of winter....A lively and engaging version of a favorite Aesop fable."
    (School Library Journal, starred review).

  • *"Pinkney suggests that the world is better when everyone can follow his or her own gifts." (Publishers Weekly, starred review).

  • *"From an unparalleled artist, another brilliant work." (Kirkus Reviews, starred review).

  • "Pinkney's woodland scenes, in his signature style, teem with recognizable flora, insects, and seasonal activity...none of it to be missed." (Horn Book).

  • 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).

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Product Details

Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Price: $7.99 US/$9.49 CAN
  • Pages: 30
  • Physical Dimensions: 7" x 7"
  • ISBN-13: 9780316406932
  • On Sale Date: 04/05/2016
Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star