Erin Eitter Kono
Little, Brown & Co., 2005 (2005)
Reviewed by Hilary Williamson
his gentle lullaby is introduced by Erin Eitter Kono's description of Hawai'i's warm breezes and ocean sounds, along with an explanation of the meaning of '
'. A '
' (child) watches a traditional hula dance from her mother's lap ... '
Come little keiki / Nestle in my lap / Listen to the ipu / Thump tap thump-a tap
he gorgeous illustrations are rich in the colors of the tropics, while the text of the lullaby is immersed in island culture. The sleepy child rocks gently in her mother's arms ... '
Come little keiki / Dream sweetly in my lap / Listen to the ipu / Thump tap thump-a tap
makes a delightful addition to your bedtime collection.
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