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Dec 11 2016

River Rose and the magical lullaby by Kelly Clarkson

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Ill. by Laura Hughes. HarperCollins, 2016. ISBN 9780008211806
(Age: 2-5) Themes: Lullabies, Adventures, Fantasy. Kelly Clarkson, American Idol and Grammy Award winner has authored her first picture book, based on a lullaby she wrote for her daughter River Rose. This whimsical rhyming story introduces a young girl who loves singing, dancing and her puppy friend Joplin. Tomorrow River Rose is visiting the zoo for the first time and cannot contain her excitement. Her mother sits beside her in bed and sings a special lullaby to her daughter.
Every night you lie with me.
When I wake you're still here.
I don't know if I ever could find
someone as kind and dear.

In the middle of the night, River Rose is awakened by the squeaky sound of magical balloons ready to sweep off to the zoo where the animals are having a fun party. She hops across lily pads, plays hopscotch with a hippo, takes a ride on a zebra, enjoys a giant fudge sundae and happily shares a carousel ride with Joplin. After a nap with the polar bears, River Rose remembers the soft refrain of her special song and ends her adventure tucked in her own bed.
Laura Hughes bright energetic paintings bring the enchanting story to life. Kelly Clarkson's gentle, soothing lullaby is available online. This delightful story is just right for sharing as a bedtime story. A link to Clarkson's song is provided on the back cover.
Rhyllis Bignell

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