Sing with Me! (Hardcover)
Action Songs Every Child Should Know
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR), 9780805099041, 32pp.
Publication Date: July 12, 2016
About the Author
Naoko Stoop's love of drawing began when she was a young girl growing up in Japan. She now lives and paints in Brooklyn, New York, using found materials like plywood and brown paper bags as her canvases. The author-illustrator of Red Knit Cap Girl, Naoko hopes her art will inspire the child within everyone.
Praise For Sing with Me!: Action Songs Every Child Should Know…
Sing with Me!:
"The soft edges, muted colors, and accessible rhymes make this a soothing choice when cozying up with babies at bedtime; it’s well worth finding space on shelves for this nursery rhyme collection." —School Library Journal
"Stoop's plywood canvas, with wood grain peeking through, echoes the aged, deep tradition of the songs, while the hazy shades of blues, greens, and oranges are like a snug hug. Plenty of opportunity for adult-baby interaction and early-literacy singing skills." —Kirkus Reviews
"A good early literacy resource for teachers, parents, and caregivers, this engaging book should come to life when the rhymes are shared with children." —Booklist
"As a founding for her drawings in Sing with Me, a picture book of nursery songs, Naoko Stoop has used plywood rather than paper. The effect is subtle, the faint grain of wood seeming to reinforce the durability of ditties as light as "Pat-a-Cake" or "Row, Row, Row Your Boat." —Wall Street Journal
"Brief instructions for the songs’ movements accompany the lyrics, and the soft plywood graining and sweetly surreal imagery of Stoop’s artwork create a soothing, bedtime-ready atmosphere throughout." —Publishers Weekly
Red Knit Cap Girl:
"Stoop's dreamy, saturated illustrations, painted on plywood, create a roomy wonderland that welcomes any child's curiosity and sense of adventure." -The New York Times Book Review
"Stoop's first picture book . . . [is] a successful ensemble piece, gorgeously illustrated, in which each character has a part to play." -Publishers Weekly, starred review