Reviewed by KT Horning
The same team who brought us Little You has created another beautiful board book that celebrates a new baby. Richard Van Camp, a member of the Dogrib (Tlicho) Nation, has a special gift for writing short but eloquent board book texts aimed at the very youngest of listeners (and their parents).
The words are simple yet sophisticated in their meaning as they communicate the unconditional love parents feel for their child. They also communicate a deep respect for the child, something you don’t often see in picture books when a parent speaks to a child. Continue reading.
Illustrations by Julie Flett.
We Sang You Home by Richard Van Camp
Illustrator: Julie Flett
Published by Orca Book Publishers on October 18th 2016
Genres: American Indians, First Nations, Metis, Inuit, Family
Reading Level: Early Childhood
Review Source: Reading While White
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Also by this author: The Blue Raven, Kiss by Kiss / Ocêtôwina, What's the Most Beautiful Thing You Know about Horses?
SYNOPSIS: In this sweet and lyrical board book from the creators of the bestselling Little You, gentle rhyming text captures the wonder new parents feel as they welcome baby into the world. A celebration of the bond between parent and child, this is the perfect song to share with your little ones. Internationally renowned storyteller and bestselling author Richard Van Camp teams up with award-winning illustrator Julie Flett for a second time to create a stunning board book for babies and toddlers.