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La La La: A Story of Hope

By Jan Carr, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Girl serenades the moon in dreamy, nearly wordless book.

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This sweet, moving, gorgeously illustrated book has the barest text, but accomplishes a lot with a little. Author Kate DiCamillo came up with the concept for La La La: A Story of Hope, hoping to create a story that people around the world could relate to and share, despite language differences. Illustrator Jaime Kim fleshed out the story, creating a charming little pixie of a girl with an appealingly expressive face. Like many effective bedtime stories, this book is dreamy, straddling some misty space between wakefulness and sleep.

Kim uses warm, honeyed yellows and oranges to mark the day, and rich red-violets for night. Who needs words when you have such gorgeous art?

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