Last Song

Last Song Beautiful watercolor paintings add rich layers of mood and feeling to an old Scottish poem depicting a squirrel family spending the day together waking playing and nestling down to sleep under the

  • Title: Last Song
  • Author: James Guthrie Eric Rohmann
  • ISBN: 9781596435087
  • Page: 239
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Beautiful watercolor paintings add rich layers of mood and feeling to an old Scottish poem, depicting a squirrel family spending the day together waking, playing, and nestling down to sleep under the eye of watchful parent An eye catching die cut cover and a size perfect for small hands make an irresistible gift for mothers, fathers, and families on any occasion.

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      Published :2019-01-06T12:43:36+00:00

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    1. This is a very difficult book to review. When I review a picture book, you see, I need a “hook”. I need to latch onto some aspect of the product that strikes me as askew, or odd, or out of sorts. It sort of throws me off entirely when I have to deal with something . . . well . . . okay. There’s no other word for this. When I have to deal with something . . . touching. And not in a sickly sweet, big-eyelash, rainbows and unicorns kind of way either. Honestly sweet books, the ones that actua [...]

    2. Last Song is a picture book illustrated by Eric Rohmann. To make his illustrations, Eric used a water color based media that adds rich layers of mood and feeling to the story. This along with his ability to play with both lines and facial expressions help to create the feelings of warmth, playfulness, and comfort that is being with family. In this book Eric also does an amazing job of applying the element of color, playing with different hues, saturations, and values which contribute not only to [...]

    3. “Last Song” is a simple tale of a family of squirrels. From dawn to dark, they frolic and play in the soft grass by the tree that they call home. Containing few words, the watercolor illustrations truly tell the story. The bright, rich hues of the pictures enhance the forest setting and the squirrels’ sweet humanlike expressions are enduring for children and adults alike.This would a great book to use to teach young children about the difference between night and day. Using the story, the [...]

    4. Title: Last Song By James Guthrie; Illustrated by Eric RohmannSummary: Goodnight poem for sun, stars and squirrels.Rating: YesAge: 0-100 Pros:The poem is very short and exceedingly lovely. It presents a perfect story to share with babies, with toddlers and preschoolers for a quick goodnight or even as a short title to end a pajama story time. (The book is even charming enough to make a nice gift for an adult, maybe paired with a package of sleepy time tea or a lavender scented seep mask.) Physic [...]

    5. This is a skillful and soothing bedtime book. Caldecott medalist, Eric Rohmann’s watercolors’ soft rounded edges and close values are restfully sweet. In a charming conceit the die-cut cover frames a nest of sleeping squirrels. Opening it reveals one of the pups is awake. A squirrel parent and two pups bound through their day and back up their tree as the light fades and the pictures darken. Their antics illustrate an old Scottish poem that is a paean to the sun, moon and stars and their pas [...]

    6. To the sunWho has shone All day,To the moonWho has goneAway,To the milk-whiteSilk-whiteLily-white star,A fond goodnightWherever you are.Well, you've just read the book! I haven't used this with a class yet, but when I do, I plan to type out the poem as I did above and put it on the big screen for all to see as I read it aloud. What do you think of this poem, I will ask. After we discuss it a bitWho do you think wrote this? Who do they intend as the audience?THEN I'll reread and show the pictures [...]

    7. Judging from the cover and title, I wasn't sure what this book was going to be about. When I saw squirrels dancing across the pages and the simple unadorned text, I was a little confused. Then I saw on the back cover it was an old scottish lullaby and everything made a lot more sense. The book was sweet and the illustrations were soothing and gentle. I hadn't heard of this poem before. It's also good right before bed - it definitely has a sleepy feel to it. It's not something I'd deliberately go [...]

    8. A mere wisp of a book that manages to convey an entire day in only a few lines. A family of squirrels wakes up and plays in the sun, until the night arrives and it's time to go to bed again. Based on a Scottish lullaby, artist Eric Rohmann turns this story into a coherent whole, and puts in his own little touches just for spice. Beautiful and cheery, this is a classic little title for the ages. - B

    9. Cute, but not something I see the need to reread. Gift book, but not sure if it is worth owning since I didn't see a need to reread.

    10. Nicely illustrated family of squirrels, with some wordless pages interspersed with pages that have short lines from the poem.

    11. As usual, beautiful artwork. The squirrels are just lovely--full of energy and life. Perfect setting for this lullaby.

    12. This small, minimally-worded book (an old Scottish verse) with its cozy die-cut cover is a perfect gift book and perfect bedtime book.

    13. I went to a presentation where the author/illustrator talked about this book, it was very interesting to see the process and makes me want to see the final product!

    14. Really simple. I liked the illustrations. The poem, though short, was well written. I enjoyed the product as a whole.

    15. A simply stated poem that has been turned into a picture book. The characters acting out the poem are squirrels. It all works.

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