Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star
The classic rhyme of Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star has been beautifully re-created using David Ellwand's wonderful full colour photography. This original version of the rhyme sees the little teddies getting ready for bed and being serenaded by their father on his violin. Bouncing on the bed, they don't want to go to sleep at first, but as their father journeys out to play for the stargazers in the park, we enter a teddy-land of dreams. Teddies fly high in rockets above the earth and on the final spread our teddy heroes are bouncing on the moon! A fantastical take on the well-known rhyme, with the original first verse included in its entirety on the last spread. The push-button sound plays the tune on a soft violin. A perfect bedtime lullaby.
David Ellwand has written and illustrated over 20 children's books since his first, The Big Book of Beautiful Babies, was published in 1995. He won the Booktrust Baby Book Award for Amazing Baby, I Love You. The teddies first starred in Ten in the Bed in 2000 and have gone on to illustrate many first rhymes, including Wheels on the Bus and Old MacDonald had a Farm.