John Denver's For baby (for Bobbie)

by Denver, John.

Format: Print Book 2009
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
Available (1)
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Community Library of Allegheny Valley - Harrison Picture Books Je D
Location  Community Library of Allegheny Valley - Harrison
 
Collection  Picture Books
 
Call Number  Je D
 
 
Summary

The perfect gift for someone you love, this culturally diverse picture book adaptation of the love song from John Denver features sunny, colorful illustrations of animals and humans from around the world.

Teach how both humans and animals express unconditional love and say your own "I love you" in this heartfelt, John Denver book for kids. Soft, watercolor illustrations by Janeen Mason depict families and animals from various cultures and accompany the timeless lyrics from one of John Denver's most heartfelt songs. Featuring elephants from Sri Lanka, puffins rom Iceland, baboons from East Africa, pandas from China, and more.

Backmatter includes:

Information on the animals featured in the book and an illustrated world map to show where they live

The sheet music of For Baby (For Bobbie)

A brief look into John Denver's career and his inspiration behind For Baby (For Bobbie)

Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "As noted in the afterword for this fifth entry in the John Denver and Kids series, For Baby (For Bobbie), the first song the singer ever recorded, has been interpreted both as a love song and a lullaby. Mason (World's Greatest Explorer) uses the lyrics to celebrate the family ties of all species, and their interconnectedness to the natural world. Detached from Denver's familiar voice, the lyrics come off a touch self-righteously touchy-feely: "I'll walk in the rain by your side,/ I'll cling to the warmth of your hand./ I'll do anything to keep your satisfied,/ I'll love you more than anybody can." Mason fares a little better; although several paintings smack of greeting-card sentimentality, there are a few striking, poster-like images that make the most of her vivid palette and sculptural style (a Hawaiian mother and daughter dance at sunset before a sea streaked with pink, purple, and orange, as humpback whales leap from the water). A score for the song as well as background information on some of the animals seen in the book round out the package, which also includes an audio CD. All ages. (Sept.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."

Additional Information
Series Sharing nature with children book.
Subjects Children's songs -- United States -- Texts.
Love songs.
Songs.
Book with compact disc.
Publisher Nevada City, Calif. :Dawn Publications,2009
Edition 1st ed.
Other Titles For baby (for Bobbie)
Contributors Mason, Janeen I.
Language English
Notes "John Denver's For baby (for Bobbie) CD included"--Cover.
"A sharing nature with children book."
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations, music, map ; 28 cm + 1 audio disc (digital ; 4 3/4 in.)
ISBN 9781584691204 (hardback)
1584691204 (hardback)
9781584691211 (pbk.)
1584691212 (pbk.)
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