This is a favourite at our storytimes. It’s repetitive and rhythmic structure allows the reader to almost sing along as they read. During our sessions, I’d get the parents to rock their babies and clap along as I read the book. By the end of it, both the parents and their babies were relaxed and smiling. It’s beautifully illustrated and features the sights of Hawaii.
Lula Lullaby by Erin Eitter Kono
Illustrated by Erin Eitter Kono
About the Author: CHRISTABEL NSIAH
Christabel Nsiah-Buadi is an award-winning Public Radio Broadcaster and a cultural and media observer. In addition to producing shows for National Public Radio, KPCC, KCRW the Pacifica Network, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and Air America Radio, she has hosted shows on BBC Radio and produced content for KCET.org and London's Colourful Radio. Her written work been published in MTV Desi, the Amsterdam News and the book, 'Have Milk, Will Travel: Adventures In Breastfeeding (Demeter Press, 2013). She is a media board advisor for One World Children's Fund, which works with on the ground organizations to improve the lives of children affected by poverty. She is also the founder of www.awesomelittlebeings.com, an online resource for parents and teachers looking for good childrens books that put children of color at the center of story.