We Sang You Home
by Richard Van Camp, ills. Julie Flett
This title was previously available on NetGalley and is now archived.
Pub Date 15 Feb 2022 | Archive Date 23 Nov 2021
A celebration of the bond between parent and child, this is the perfect song to share with your little ones.
In this sweet and lyrical picture book from the creators of the bestselling Little You, gentle rhythmic text captures the wonder new parents feel as they welcome baby into the world.
Internationally renowned storyteller and bestselling author Richard Van Camp teams up with award-winning illustrator Julie Flett for a second time to create a stunning book for young readers.
A Note From the Publisher
Julie Flett studied fine arts at Concordia University in Montreal and Emily Carr University of Art + Design in Vancouver. She won the Governor General's Award for Children's Literature for her work on When We Were Alone (HighWater Press) and is the three-time recipient of the Christie Harris Illustrated Children's Literature Award for Owls See Clearly at Night: A Michif Alphabet / Lii Yiiboo Nayaapiwak lii Swer: L'alphabet di Michif (Simply Read Books), Dolphin SOS (Tradewind) and My Heart Fills With Happiness (Orca Book Publishers). Julie is Cree Métis and currently lives in Vancouver.
"The emotions of parenthood—including feelings of love, elation, and gratitude—are certain to be conveyed to [children] by the parents who share this tale with them. A lovely picture book that will resonate with parents and show young readers the profound, positive impact they have on their parents' lives."—School Library Journal
“A sweet and loving board book...The parents' certainty that their baby is ‘the best of all of us’ is an affirmation every baby should hear."—Kirkus Reviews
"Babies and toddlers love to be loved, and they will also love to see themselves and their parents reflected in the beautiful pages of this book."—Canadian Children's Book News
"Both Van Camp's words and Flett's illustrations are economical, but We Sang You Home is not a quick read. Instead, each of the paired pages of text and illustration truly demands that the reader pause and reflect on the pages' contents. Highly recommended."—CM Magazine