Monday, June 21, 2010
Summertime by Gershwin & Heyward illus by Mike Wimmer
Happy first day of Summer! In honor of this fun season I thought I would recommend a book that illustrates one of my favorite songs. I am a huge Gershwin fan and loved this book when it first came out.
Summertime from Porgy & Bess by Dubose & Dorothy Heyward based on the music from George & Ira Gershwin with paintings by Mike Wimmer is a really beautiful book that illustrates a classic song. This is a perfect lullaby book and is a wonderful way to end a beautiful summers day. My Mother always sang this song to me, if only we had a book that we could use as as read along. A great book to add to a child's collection of bedtime books.