Sunday, October 9, 2011

Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star by Jerry Pinkney

In Jerry Pinkney's illustrated version of the popular Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star, a small chipmunk (inspired by chipmunks that he has observed through the windows of his studios for years) takes a journey as twilight approaches. Along his journey the chipmunk encounters nature of all kinds from birds and their nest to spider webs of dew to lily pads in a pond. Told with pictures, and few words, this picture book is truly that - a book of pictures. A book where the pictures tell the story and words are secondary.

Illustrations: 5 Buckeye leaves (Would you expect anything less of this master of children's picture books?)

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