Picture ebooks Highlights | Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star

By Monica C. RSS Thu, June 4, 2020

We are back with another Picture ebook Highlight, a series where we put the spotlight on an ebook that you can read at home, using the Free Library's Digital Media portal.

This time our selection is Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star by Jane Cabrera. All around the world, from the sleeping city to the icy pole, baby animals and their parents share the wonder of a twinkling star.

Sparkle, sparkle, little star,
how I wonder what you are.
Peeking through the silent trees,
high above the deep blue seas…

On a beautiful night, an owl sings to his owlet, a deer to her fawn, and a whale to her calf. Animal parents all over the world sing this lullaby to their young, celebrating love for their children.

Nursery rhymes are all-time favorites, and for good reason – using rhythm, they work as a great introduction to the sound of language. They can be a simple poem or song, told with repetition and rhyme. And one can recreate them using alternative lyrics, as author and illustrator Jane Cabrera does in this lovely book. Her illustrations fill the pages with bold outlines and bright, painterly brushstrokes, making this a great read-aloud and bedtime favorite.

Be sure to check Overdrive Kids eReading Room, for this title and many more being added!

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