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One Grain of Sand: A Lullaby by Pete Seeger

One Grain of Sand: A Lullaby

by Pete Seeger

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One Grain of Sand A Lullaby, written by Pete Seeger and paintings by Linda Wingerter
This story is a lullaby written by a father to his child. The story is repetitive and has some rhyming words. It takes the reader on a journey across the world. The illustrations/paintings are very colorful, but also soothing. It gives the reader a quick peek at different cultures and cities.

I enjoyed the repetitive verse and how the paintings show people doing everyday tasks. I like how the author and the artist compare bedtime for children and animals from around the world.

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Listen to quiet music (maybe with the lights off). Examples could be- classical, Native American, nature noises (rain,ocean, etc.) ( )
  mistywood | Mar 23, 2010 |
These absolutely beautiful paintings by Linda Wingerter are full-double page sized and completely enveloping. Each picture is accompanied by a bit of Seeger's lyrics, around the theme of 'one'. There is one grain of sand, one lonely star, one drop of water, one snowflake, one leaf of grass, and always again returning to one grain of sand. My favorite paintings are: The Taj Mahal-esque where the people at the bottom of the stairs are wading in to water, and the next page, which is a close up of those two. The reflections of the buildings are really wonderful and delicate, flowing and sweet.
  annashapiro | Oct 16, 2009 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0316781401, Hardcover)

hen asked which of his songs he would most like to be sung 100 years from now, Pete Seeger replied, 'One Grain of Sand.' To bring this song to life on the page, artist Linda Wingerter painted rich, luminous scenes of families waking and sleeping all over the world-from a beach in Thailand, to a snowy pond in Scandanavia, to a high-rise apartment building in New York. The result is a gorgeous gift book for babies and families that celebrates the world's precious places and people, reflecting Seeger's lifelong commitment to social and environmental harmony.

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A lullaby celebrating the fragility of the environment, the innocence of childhood, and the sense that we all are connected and part of the world's family.

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