Pepi Sings a New Song (Hardcover)

By Laura Ljungkvist, Laura Ljungkvist (Illustrator)

Beach Lane Books, 9781416991380, 32pp.

Publication Date: April 20, 2010



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.

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