The Resource Sing!, lyrics and music by Joe Raposo ; story in pictures by Tom Lichtenheld

Sing!, lyrics and music by Joe Raposo ; story in pictures by Tom Lichtenheld

Label
Sing!
Title
Sing!
Statement of responsibility
lyrics and music by Joe Raposo ; story in pictures by Tom Lichtenheld
Creator
Contributor
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
An illustrated presentation of the classic Sesame Street song about self-expression and the celebration of music
Tone
Review
  • /* Starred Review */ K-Gr 1 — A visual interpretation of the uplifting, popular song. Two small birds leave their nest one by one with a colorful warbled note, but as the last bird tries to follow, no sound is forthcoming despite a discouraged second try. "Sing, sing a song…." A boy's melody reaches the nest and startles a weak first tweet. Shaking him out of the nest, the tune soars, and the fledgling finds its voice, following musical notes to reach the other two and join their notes together…"Sing a Song!" The text alongside its Spanish translation accompanies a historical note by Raposo's son that explains his father's immigrant story and the roots of the song. Original handwritten notes, lyrics, and chords of "Canta-Sing" are included. Art in watercolor, ink, pastels, and colored pencils balances text in a simple setting and accentuates the power of the music. For young and old, the text recalls a theme of courage and self-acceptance with easy-to-follow imagery. Everyone will want to sing along.—Mary Elam, Learning Media Services, Plano ISD, TX --Alyson Low (Reviewed June 1, 2013) (School Library Journal, vol 59, issue 6, p107)
  • The lyrics to the late Raposo’s beloved song, popularized on Sesame Street in the 1970s, form the basis for this picture-book interpretation from Lichtenheld (Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site), in which a small purple bird has difficulty finding its own song. The wordless opening pages show three birds in a nest; the first two chirp musical notes and fly off, but the third can’t muster a sound, its speech bubbles empty. Along comes a boy with a guitar, who strums as the lyrics to the song begin: “Sing,/ Sing a song./ Sing out loud,/ Sing out strong.” As the boy plays and sings, musical notes rise up and literally buoy the bird (and its nest), lifting them aloft until the bird is able to fly and sing for itself, and rejoin its companions. It’s an effective visual metaphor for the way that music can be a form of support. A CD recording of the song is included, as are English and Spanish lyrics and a note from Raposo’s son, Nick. Ages 4–8. Illustrator’s agent: Agent: Amy Rennert, the Amy Rennert Agency. (May) --Staff (Reviewed March 18, 2013) (Publishers Weekly, vol 260, issue 11, p)
  • The simplest and arguably best Sesame Street song serves as text to an almost equally elemental storyline in which music serves as the wind beneath a little bird's wings. Lichtenheld opens with a set of wordless spreads. In a nest on a branch suspended in space against a pale wash of blue, a fledgling sees its two sibs sing a note and fly away. Noteless, sad and alone, the bird sits--until a lad with a guitar (and early Bob Dylan hair) saunters into view, takes a seat down below and unself-consciously ripples out notes. These shatter the nest and send the bird soaring to join its sibs in a buoyant chorus. Along with being strung out in short phrases to accompany the illustrations, the song's words are recapped at the end--both in English and in a partial Spanish translation--with all the "La-la-la-la-la"s added. The book closes with an image of the original manuscript with a note from the composer's son. (A musical arrangement is absent, but it's probably superfluous anyway, so well-known is this song.) Boy and birds alike sing with infectious joy in this loving tribute, and the 3-song CD that comes with it is a nifty bonus. (Picture book. 3-5)(Kirkus Reviews, April 1, 2013)
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10183676
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Raposo, Joe
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PZ8.3.R1765
LC item number
Si 2013
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 0
  • 1
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Lichtenheld, Tom
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Children's songs, English
  • Singing
  • Songs
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Sing!, lyrics and music by Joe Raposo ; story in pictures by Tom Lichtenheld
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Christy Ottaviano books."
Accompanying material
1 sound disc (digital ; 4 3/4 in.)
Carrier category
  • volume
  • audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • performed music
Content type code
  • prm
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
29 cm +
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780805090710
Lccn
2012027321
Media category
  • unmediated
  • audio
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o806456152
  • (Sirsi) o806456152
  • (OCoLC)806456152
Label
Sing!, lyrics and music by Joe Raposo ; story in pictures by Tom Lichtenheld
Publication
Note
"Christy Ottaviano books."
Accompanying material
1 sound disc (digital ; 4 3/4 in.)
Carrier category
  • volume
  • audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • performed music
Content type code
  • prm
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
29 cm +
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780805090710
Lccn
2012027321
Media category
  • unmediated
  • audio
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o806456152
  • (Sirsi) o806456152
  • (OCoLC)806456152

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