Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star illustrated by Nicola Slater. Nosy Crow, 2020. 9781536214376
Format: Board book
Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5
Genre: Board book, musical
What did you like about the book? Wonderful digital illustrations with a retro feel enliven this board book of the traditional lullaby. In addition, the reader can turn on a switch on the back cover, and when the tiny speaker on each page opening is pressed, the music of that stanza of the song plays, with the instrument pictured. It’s very cute, and musical readers will enjoy hearing the individual sounds of a clarinet, trombone, banjo, and accordion. And the instrument sounds pretty acoustic. The last page features the whole band. I like that the music plays only when the button is pressed, and not every time the page is turned.
Anything you didn’t like about it? No, but libraries will have the difficult decision on whether to disable the sound, to prevent librarians descending into madness.
To whom would you recommend this book? For the youngest patrons, especially those who like interactive books.
Who should buy this book? Day cares and public libraries
Where would you shelve it ? Board books
Should we (librarians/readers) put this on the top of our “to read” piles? No
Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City and State: Stephanie Tournas, Robbins Library, Arlington, MA
Date of review: November 22, 2020