Monday, October 16, 2017

La La La by Kate DiCamillo - OPTIONAL

DiCamillo, Kate  La La La Illustrated by Jaime Kim  PICTURE BOOK  Candlewick Press, 2017.  $17.99  Content: G.  

A little girl sings out “La La La” and waits for someone to answer.  When no one answers she keeps trying and she wanders around in nature hoping that someone will respond.  She gets tired and falls asleep for a nap, and then she is awoken by the sun singing “La La La” back to her.  

This is mostly a wordless picture book—the only words are “La La La”.  The illustrations are beautiful and the little girl is endearing.  There are notes from the author and illustrator at the ending about putting ourselves out there and trying to find a friend.  Once I read their notes and had a better understanding of the message I loved the book, until that point though I was confused.  

EL (K-3) – OPTIONAL.  Reviewer, C. Peterson.

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