A lyrical picture book from renowned U.K. artistFrann Preston-Gannon
A little frog is singing to himself in the swamp one night. His song doesn’t seem complete, so he invites other animals to join in. Nothing sounds right until they are joined by the littlest voice in the swamp — that of a tiny firefly. This wonderfully illustrated picture book carries the important message that small voices need to be heard, too.
About the Author
Frann Preston-Gannon is a London-based illustrator and designer. Her first picture book, The Journey Home,received many awards and honors, including a Kate Greenaway nomination. She is also the creator of Dave’s Caveand Dave’s Rock, as well as the illustrator of Sing a Song of Seasons. She was the first U.K. recipient of a Sendak Fellowship and spent a month learning all she could from renowned illustrator Maurice Sendak.
Boldly colored computer-generated collage illustrations and rhythm and repetition that encourage audience participation will make this a storytime and creative dramatics hit. Readers will be tempted to sing along as frog creates the song of the swamp. —Kirkus Reviews
In a cumulative rhyme, the narrative continues alongside enchanting, dreamlike single- and double-page images that are bathed in moonlight blues. By the end of the story, “everyone knew that the song of the swamp/needed everyone’s voice to sound best.” An excellent choice for a swamp animal–themed storytime. Recommended for purchase. —School Library Journal Online