The original Idol, Grammy Award-winning singing sensation Kelly Clarkson, makes her picture book debut with this enchanting story inspired by her own daughter, River Rose. Read more...
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The original Idol, Grammy Award-winning singing sensation Kelly Clarkson, makes her picture book debut with this enchanting story inspired by her own daughter, River Rose. The book comes complete with an original lullaby written and performed by Kelly herself, and fans can listen to it at www.hc.com/riverrose.
It's a big day for River Rose she's going to the zoo! But when she's too excited to fall asleep the night before, it takes a magical lullaby from Mom to send River Rose off on a dream adventure! Soon River Rose is hopscotching with the hippos, slip-sliding with the penguins, and dancing with the big brown bears. It's a rollicking, rhyming tale from America s most beloved performer, recording star Kelly Clarkson. Join along on this bedtime journey with an original lullaby that parents and kids are sure to love!
- ISBN-13: 9780062427564
- ISBN-10: 0062427563
- Publisher: HarperCollins
- Publish Date: October 2016
- Page Count: 32
- Reading Level: Ages 4-8
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2016-10-10
- Reviewer: Staff
Grammy-winning pop star and American Idol winner Clarkson makes her childrens book debut with a by-the-numbers story about a girls magical trip to the zoo. The night before her first-ever zoo visit, River Rose (named after and inspired by Clarksons daughter) has trouble settling down for bedtime until her mother sings her a lullaby. In the middle of the night, River Rose discovers a cluster of magical balloons outside her bedroom window; they whisk her to a zoo where she meets and romps around with a variety of animals (She turned on all the lights and sang, Theres so much I want to see./ Lions, tiger, bears, oh my!... Lets have a zoo party!) before returning home. Uneven rhythms and somewhat forced rhymes dont do much to distinguish Clarksons verse, but Hughess mixed-media artwork, featuring wispy pencil lines and exuberant scenes of animals at play, contributes to the festive mood of River Roses journey. A downloadable version of Clarksons lullaby will be made available online. Ages 48. Authors agency: CAA. Illustrators agency: Bright Agency. (Oct.)