music in picture books

Simeon’s Gift — Perfect Picture Book Friday

  Since I interviewed one of the authors of this book, Emma Walton Hamilton, here on my blog on Wednesday, it seemed appropriate to share Simeon’s Gift today. In the interview, Emma mentioned that one of the books she and her mother have collaborated on had its origin in a story they wrote together when Emma was just five years old. That book was Simeon’s Gift.   Title: Simeon’s Gift Authors: Julie Andrews Edwards and Emma Walton Hamilton Illustrator: Gennady Spirin Publisher: New York: Harper Collins, 2003.

L is for… the Love of Music — Perfect Picture Book Friday

My Love of music goes back a long way. When I was studying voice with the wonderful woman I spotlighted in D is for… Dorothy, she had me learn a song called “Songs My Mother Taught Me.” (That song is guaranteed to turn the hardest heart to mush.) Indeed, the songs my mother taught me have added greatly to my life, and she instilled a great love of music in me from the time I was tiny and listening to her lullabies (two other “L” words, if you will notice.) In the picture book I am reviewing today for Perfect Picture Book Friday, the main character does much for the love of music.

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