Dreams Songs Night Songs from Belgium to Brazil
Story Patrick Lacoursière Illustrations Sylvie Bourbonnière Featuring performances by Bïa, Marco Calliari, Lynda Thalie, Paul Kunigis, Muna Mingole, Zal ldrissa Sissokho, Luc Lopez and Hart-Rouge
The mellifluous sounds of world music lullabies resonate from Belgium to Brazil within this picture book-CD set of 13 songs. Able voices bring songs from places like Italy, Cameroon, Indonesia, the Seychelles, Israel, Germany and Occitania, sung in the language of the country, granting the mind’s eye incentive for adventure. The richly-hued earth tones found in the book’s illustrations that go with the bedtime story, presented in English, French and Spanish, bare the cultural ambience of the title. Babies can drift off to dreamland with melodies expertly performed by a breathtaking 30 different instruments.
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Inspires the imagination, explores world cultures and soothes tired little souls into dreamland. CANADIAN FAMILY
Pub Date: 2008
Ages: 0 to 3
Keywords: Bedtime / Lullabies / Travel / Maternity
Patrick Lacoursière is a producer and journalist originally from Saskatchewan. He is the author of three stories that make up the award-winning collection Dream Songs Night Songs, published by The Secret Mountain.
Sylvia Bourbonnière’s illustrations have been published by The Wall Street Journal, The Chicago Tribune and People Magazine. She has also illustrated several children’s books including Tales from the Isle of Spice and Contes d’Afrique.