Pepi Sings a New Song

By Laura Ljungkvist; Laura Ljungkvist (Illustrator)
(Beach Lane Books, Hardcover, 9781416991380, 40pp.)

Publication Date: April 20, 2010

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Pepi the parrot is ready for a new song. So he decides to step out into the neighborhood to find some exciting things to sing about. He discovers yummy things (sprinkles! icing! dough!) at the bakery, colorful things (paint! clay! easel!) at the artist’s studio, and musical things (maracas! drums! guitar!) at the instrument shop. And then he puts them all together to create a song everyone will want to join in on. From acclaimed picture book creator Laura Ljungkvist, here is a delightful readaloud romp that celebrates community, creativity, and the fun of learning new words.

About the Author

Laura Ljungkvist has written and illustrated several picture books, including Pepi Sings a New Song and Follow the Line, which was a Los Angeles Times Best Book of the Year. Laura’s dynamic artwork has been featured in The New Yorker as well as in merchandising and advertising campaigns for Barney’s, Neiman Marcus, IKEA, and MoMA. She lives with her family in Brooklyn, New York.

Praise For Pepi Sings a New Song

"Ljungkvist’s irresistible, eye-popping illustrations—which sport a retro-style mix of funky, bright colors; flattened perspective; and minimally detailed shapes—are as fetching as they come. Chockfull, vocabulary-boosting double-page spreads show cute-as-can-be Pepi exploring the numerous objects found in a bakery, a music studio, an art studio, a market, and a dog park, with whimsical results. Ideal forone-on-one sharing with clear-cut connections to vocations, poetry, and the artistic process."--Booklist

"The digital art utilizes expanses of flat color and shaped, controlled line in elegant ways and with a distinctly Modern aesthetic...a pleasing outing."--Kirkus Reviews

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