We Sang You Home

by Richard Van Camp and Julie Flett

“We sang you from a wish / We sang you from a prayer / We sang you home / and... read more

“We sang you from a wish / We sang you from a prayer / We sang you home / and you sang back ... ” The words in this board book are simple and yet sophisticated in their meaning as they communicate the unconditional love parents feel for their child. It’s as comforting as a lullaby, and the elegant illustrations by Cree/Métis artist Julie Flett complement Richard Van Camp’s text perfectly. They initially show a mom and dad sitting outside, singing up to the sky. Next they appear with a tiny baby in a carrier, watching a flock of birds move across the sky. Succeeding pages show the baby growing just a bit older until he or she is crawling. The final wordless page shows the parents in the same outdoor setting as the first page, this time the baby with them as they sing again to the sky. (Ages birth–2)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2017

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