The Silver Moon: Lullabies and Cradle Songs (Hardcover)
This lavishly illustrated collection of twenty lullabies and cradle songs by the nationally bestselling poet Jack Prelutsky is a perfect gift for the new baby in the family.
Jack Prelutsky, a recording artist and the first children's poet laureate, has been publishing bestselling poetry collections and picture books for more than thirty years. The Silver Moon is a collection of twenty original lullabies and cradle songs perfect for reading (or singing) at bedtime or naptime. Jui Ishida's lush and spectacular illustrations accompany lullabies about the animal kingdom, about the moon and stars, and about loved ones closer to home. Jack Prelutsky has included the music for four of the lullabies on the last pages of the book; the remaining music can be downloaded at the author's website.
About the Author
Jack Prelutsky is the best-selling author of more than fifty books of poetry, including The New Kid on the Block, illustrated by James Stevenson, and Stardines Swim High Across the Sky, illustrated by Carin Berger. Jack Prelutsky lives in Washington State.
Jui Ishida was born in Taiwan and raised in Yamaguchi, Japan. She studied art at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena and currently lives in Long Beach, California, with her husband and two dragon kids, Cosmo and Misha.
“Warm, whimsical . . . A collection that families of all kinds can settle down with.”
— Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Prelutsky’s . . . writing takes a tender turn. . . . Ishida contributes a series of dreamlike . . . paintings . . . glowing with improbably vivid colors. . . . A handsome collection of original lullabies.”
“Twenty short lullabies are paired with stylized illustrations in eye-catching colors.…The acrylic paintings…are dreamlike, balanced compositions of softly rounded babies, toys, and animals. Prelutsky displays a keen ear for soothing cadences.”
— School Library Journal