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Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star

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A favorite lullaby becomes a celebration of love in this lushly illustrated version featuring animals from all over the world.
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published August 1st 2012 by Holiday House
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The Library Lady
Sep 12, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-books
In this day filled with picture books so clearly aimed at hipster librarians (I wince for the millionth time over nonsense like "Kidslit Drink Night)and the sort of parents who think that traditional children's music is boring, this is a lovely example of what picture books are supposed to be about--children--and of the reasons that traditional children's music will survive the hipsters and live forever.

Cabrera has the talent to take a classic children's song and turn it into something new and s
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Lori
Nov 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Read this story at a preschool today. Great book with beautiful illustrations. Will use again in story time.
David
Mar 22, 2013 rated it really liked it
Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star by Jane Cabrera is an expanded version of the classic lullaby.

Cabrera's bright, colorful illustrations give views of that twinkling star from around the world. Animal pairs of babies and mothers who watch are owls, deer, whales, kangaroos, polar bears, raptors, cats, lions, monkeys, and people. Other animals to spot include squirrel, rabbit, octopus, fish and lizard. I love the picture of Ayers Rock and the kangaroos. My other favorite images are deer, whales, polar
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midnightfaerie
Oct 17, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: childrens
Cabrera is a great author for the younger crowd. My twin 3 yr old's loved it. Colorful fun pictures that helps get the child engaged and keeps them engaged. The illustrations were paintings that had a unique brushstroke and the colors were so vibrant! Cabrera has a style all her own. Loved the paintings especially! Also, many of her books have themes that are popular children’s songs, so immediately her books grabbed my preschoolers attention. A great addition to any children's library.
Fjóla
Oct 05, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: 2 - 5 year olds, bedtime story
We're getting too old for this type of books, but I find the naive illustrations so charming I almost could eat them! I might feel compelled to get a Scholastic copy of the book, just so that I can continue to savor them once we return this one to the library ...

This is a great bedtime story for the younger ones.
Casandria
Mar 31, 2016 rated it really liked it
Added verses to the original song, with adorable illustrations.
Amy Hogue
Jan 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I love Jane Cabrera books. Great for storytimes. This one flows well to the tune until the final verse. With a little practice you can sing it smoothly.
Felicia Moore
Nov 21, 2015 rated it really liked it
cute pictures read it to baby girl
Haley Overton
Oct 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Title: Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star
Author/Illustrator: Jane Cabrera
Genre: Nursery Rhyme, Fiction
Theme(s): stars, animals, Earth
Opening line/sentence:
Twinkle, twinkle, Little Star,
how I wonder what you are.
Up above the world so high,
Like a diamond in the sky.
Twinkle, twinkle, Little Star,
how I wonder what you are.

Brief Book Summary: A spin on the original twinkle twinkle little star, but this version includes animals across all different parts of the world.

Professional Recommendation/Review #
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Bethany
Apr 30, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: nursery-rhymes
Awards received?
n/a

Appropriate Grade level?
Pre K -K

Original Summary:
Venturing off around the globe, Cabrera takes her readers on a journey visiting a variety of animals that all share something in common. Each parent-child pair are looking up into the same sky at the same start. Cabrera takes the traditional verse of Twinkle Twinkle Little Star and makes it her own.

Original Review:
A very engaging read that truly makes you want to sing-a-long as you go. Cabrera’s bold images truly transport you
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Olivia Hansen
Mar 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: nursery
Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star by Jane Cabrera has received no awards. I believe this is best suited for Pre K- K. This version of Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star, Cabrera takes her readers on a journey visiting a variety of animals that all share something in common. Each parent-child pair are looking up into the same sky at the same start. Cabrera takes the traditional verse of Twinkle Twinkle Little Star and makes it her own. This book is a very engaging read that truly makes you want to sing-a- ...more
Amanda Oquendo
Mar 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: nursery
1. Awards: None

2. Grade Level(s): Preschool - Kindergarten

3. Summary: The book “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star” by Jane Cabrera uses the classic nursery rhyme Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star in a unique way. Throughout the story, it introduces different animals from all over the world who are looking up at the stars in the sky. The classic nursery rhyme is altered to match the animal and their habitat.

4. Review: Overall, this is an excellent and unique way of using the classic Twinkle, Twinkle, Lit
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RLL22016_Joy Bailey Bailey
Nov 10, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: poetry
I think this is one of the coolest night time stories ever. The author, Jane Cabera, took a lullaby and added more verses to it and came up with a wonderful story. I believe when reading this story you can interpret many ways. From my point of view, I believe that all the different any male in this story have a version of what they see in the sky about the same exact star but just from a different point of view, their location on the planet. Some animals are living in cold climates while others ...more
Jessica Steward
Oct 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: nursery-rhymes
1 - No awards.

2 - Pre-K through 1st grade

3 - The book starts off with the famous nursery rhyme “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star.” Next all different kinds of animals are looking up at the star around the world, mentioning how it shines over the environment they live in. The book then ends with the start looking over the entire earth, and more specifically, a mother and her child.

4 - This book carries a lot of wonderful teaching aspects. It incorporates rhyme, various animals, and various differen
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Jake Delaney
Nov 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: d-songs
This nursery rhyme is appropriate for children between the ages of 2 and 5. It has not won any awards. It is about someone looking into the night sky. The person is fascinated by the stars and is curious about them. The person says that the stars twinkle as if they were diamonds. I enjoy this nursery rhyme because it encourages curiosity in young children. It has them wonder about the stars in the sky and what they really are. It also encourages imagination because it makes children think about ...more
Gabriella Brown
Mar 13, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: songs
This book is appropriate for pre-k to 1st grade. The story follows the original lullaby and continues as the star travels throughout the world. It appears in the sky and introduces a variety of animals. The book ends with the star shining its light all over the world and our loved ones. The book is a great expansion of the original "twinkle twinkle" song. It introduces the reader to all kinds of different animals. I also enjoyed the heart-warming ending. This book is great to read and sing aloud ...more
Madison
Apr 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: c-nursery-rhymes
1.No awards
2. Pre K - 1st grade
3. This Nursery Rhyme book takes you through the classic rhyme with grown animals and their babies. The rhyme changes throughout the story based on the habitat that the specific animal lives in.
4. I really liked this book, it changes the original rhyme up to line up with the specific animal on the page. The lines were catchy and the illustrations were vivid and capturing.
5. This book can be used to taught about different animals and what their babies are called. Th
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Ashley Hickey
Mar 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: nursery-rhymes, songs
1. This book is appropriate for Preschool through 1st grade.
2. This book is a version of the lullaby "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star". It goes beyond the version that is known to most people. It features animals parents singing the lullaby to their young.
3. This book has great illustrations that children will be drawn to. There is not along of words on the page so it is easy for children to follow along. The rhyming in this book will also be easy for children to retain and remember.
4. One way to us
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Gabriella Balbo
Sep 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: nursery-rhymes
A. N/A

B. PreK-2nd Grade

C. This nursery rhyme is about ones curiosity of the star that shines in the sky.

D. This is a popular nursery rhyme that resonates with many young children. I believe it is very catchy and an easy read for most early readers.

E. Memory- By repeating this nursery rhyme children are able to strengthen their memory skills.

Rhyming- Create a game that matches the rhyming words that are used throughout the nursery rhyme.
Samantha Beaujour
Dec 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: nursery-rhymes
1. None.
2. Pre k- Kindergarten.
3. A twist on the classic song takes readers all around the world. Parents and their baby animals look up at the stars above and point out the ones they love. A great bedtime story.
4. Once again a classic rhyme that almost every child knows. Perfect for introducing early readers rhyming.
5. Look up and research different types of stars, analyze all the rhyming words.
Danielle Tulp
Dec 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: songs
Awards: N/A
Appropriate Age Level: newborn- 6 years
Original Summary: This book shares an original song between baby animals and their parents from the city to the jungle, and places in between.
Original Review: This book puts a twist on an original lullaby and shares the wonder of a star in the sky.
In-Class Uses: This book can be used as a transition before nap time in a younger classroom or as a read-aloud during a thematic unit on families.
Ashley Quick
Awards the book has received (if any)
No awards received

Appropriate grade level(s)
PreK-K

Original summary:
This book uses a classic song "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star", but the sight of the star happens all over the world. It shows parent and baby animals looking at the same star from many different areas of the world.

Original review:
I think the book was a great twist on the classic "Twinkle Twinkle" nursery rhyme. It shows the reader how everyone can take in the beauty of the same star across the
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Mya Zuckrow
Dec 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: songs
1. This book is appropriate for pre-k through 2nd.

2. This book is about all different animals and their children. You notice that every animal is looking at the same star in the sky even though they aren't in the same place.

3. I like the beginning of the book because it gives the tradition song that you can sing to your children or students and it also gives it an interesting story to have a better understanding what the book is up. Overall, I thought it was adorable and I recommend reading bec
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Alyssa Tabor
Sep 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
Adorable. A little long for storytime, but I can probably shorten it if I need to.
Brianna Osborne
May 15, 2017 rated it liked it
I think Bede liked the illustrations okay, but it was too long and repetitive for him. Cute to see each of the animals and then the mom and baby at the end.
Karen & Danka
Dec 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
We loved this book
Miss Sarah
Aug 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
A cute take on Twinkle twinkle Little star showcasing parents and children to lyrics of the sing. pictures are gorgeous
Liz Todd
Oct 12, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: song-book
Beautiful---more to read than just the verses.
Kelly Scott
Sep 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
Cute. Artwork is really beautiful. My 2 year old liked it.
Kathleen
Apr 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
A fun expansion of the classic children's song. I like the pictures of baby animals and their parents, all different types in all different climates.
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Jane Cabrera is best known as an Author and Illustrator of Children's Books.
She has written and illustrated 56 books which have been translated into over 25 languages and won awards in the US and Europe. She lives on the edge of beautiful Dartmoor National Park in the UK.
Her books range from picture story books to concept board books for babies.

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