Henry Holt and Co. (BYR), 9780805090710, 40pp.
Publication Date: May 28, 2013
"Sing! Sing a song. Sing out loud, sing out strong."
So begins a song first made popular on Sesame Street, then interpreted by singers of every style, from Gloria Estefan to the Dixie Chicks to R.E.M., as well as famous personalities such as Conan O'Brien, Katie Couric, Nathan Lane, and Liam Neeson.
Now, bestselling children's book illustrator Tom Lichtenheld has put a visual story to this timeless and universal song that celebrates perseverance, self-expression, and the power of music to help each of us find our voice.
Digital downloads of three songs are included with book purchase: "Sing!" "Somebody Come and Play," and "One of These Things." Music by Joe Raposo. Songs performed by Becca Kauffman with The Midnight Sun Ensemble.
About the Author
Tom Lichtenheld has written and illustrated many popular books for children, including Cloudette and Bridget’s Beret. He is also the illustrator of the New York Times–bestselling books, Duck! Rabbit! and Shark vs. Train. He lives in Geneva, Illinois.
Praise For Sing…
“For young and old, the text recalls a theme of courage and self-acceptance with easy-to-follow imagery. Everyone will want to sing along.” —School Library Journal, starred review
“A picture-book celebration of a Sesame Street favorite.” —Booklist
“A loving tribute.” —Kirkus Reviews
“As the boy plays and sings, musical notes rise up and literally buoy the bird (and its nest), lifting them aloft until the bird is able to fly and sing for itself, and rejoin its companions. It's an effective visual metaphor for the way that music can be a form of support.” —Publishers Weekly
“The creator of Bridget's Beret offers here another appealing story featuring a plucky heroine. Applying a full-color palette to his watercolor, ink, and colored-pencil cartoons, Lichtenheld makes use of varying page space and panel techniques to add subtle details to his narrative.” —Booklist on Cloudette
“Hilarious. . . . A witty, well-shaped story . . . and a clever homage to many of the Great Artists and their works, from Leonardo to Warhol.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review on Bridget's Beret
“Lichtenheld's detailed and textured illustrations, rendered in wax oil pastels on vellum paper, perfectly complement the fun, rhyming text, cleverly personifying each truck with expressive eyes and amusing details.” —School Library Journal on Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site
“A standout picture book.” —Booklist, starred review on Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site
“Text and illustrations are intimately wedded in this fun, interactive read-aloud. The bold lines and bright colors in Lichtenheld's illustrations are a visually pleasing match for the bantering text.” —School Library Journal on Duck! Rabbit!