Author(s): Fred (ILT) Barney; Benaglia Saltzberg
A musical mash-up for the toddler set that will bring them to their feet! ... until it's time to sleep.Veteran children's book author and singer/ songwriter Barney Saltzberg has created a classic sing-aloud book with enduring appeal! Though "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star" and "The Alphabet Song" follow the same exact tune, never before has a children's book mashed up these two quintessential songs of childhood. The lyrics are seamlessly woven together and enriched with cameos by high-flying birds, a twirling cow, a growling bear, a banjo, and a tree swaying in the wind. Benaglia's whimsical art brings a Seussian feel and a visual narrative that leads the reader right... into... bed.
Barney Saltzberg is an author, illustrator, and singer/songwriter who has published over 50 children's books, including the bestseller Beautiful Oops! Barney won a 2010 NAPPA Gold Award, a 2011 Teacher's Choice Award for the Family, a 2012 National Parenting Publications Gold Book Award, and a 2012 Parents' Choice Award. He lives with his wife, dogs, and guitars in Los Angeles.Fred Benaglia has lived and worked in Paris for over 20 years, currently as artistic director for Bayard Press children's magazines. He has published numerous picture books and illustrated chapter books in France. This is his second book in English and with Barney Saltzberg, following their first collaboration, Hug This Book!