The sounds of the city at night create a lively lullaby in this melodious bedtime story from superstar producer and musician Timbaland, Caldecott Honor–winning illustrator Christopher Myers, and Kaa Illustration! hey there, darling baby child, you’re safe in here though the storm is wild the streetlights glow through dark so deep but safe in sound you’ll go to sleep As a little boy gets ready for bed, the sounds of a wild storm echo around him, lulling him to sleep. From the crash of thunder to the pitter-patter of raindrops to the beat of passing cars, the music of the city creates a cozy bedtime soundtrack.
I thought the concept of this book was great—turning what might at first be a frightening storm into a lullaby—but the interruptions in the cadence are a little too much to look past.
Great concept about making music from noises—including noises that can be scary—that my kids really loved. I also enjoyed it, though a few near rhymes were distracting.
Timbaland is a multi-platinum Grammy Award-winning producer and artist. His indelible imprint has stamped countless recordings with successful and legendary artists such as Justin Timberlake, Aaliyah, Madonna, Missy Elliott, One Republic, Beyoncé, Jay-Z, and many others. In 2006 he founded his music label, Mosley Music Group, and was also the producer for the hit TV series Empire. Timbaland currently lives in Florida with his family. Nighttime Symphony is his first book for children.
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