Pepi the parrot is ready for a new song. So he decides to step out into the neighborhood to find some exciting things to sing about. He discovers yummy things (sprinkles! icing! dough!) at the bakery, colorful things (paint! clay! easel!) at the artist’s studio, and musical things (maracas! drums! guitar!) at the instrument shop. And then he puts them all together to create a song everyone will want to join in on. From acclaimed picture book creator Laura Ljungkvist, here is a delightful readaloud romp that celebrates community, creativity, and the fun of learning new words.
“Ljungkvist’s irresistible, eye-popping illustrations—which sport a retro-style mix of funky, bright colors; flattened perspective; and minimally detailed shapes—are as fetching as they come. Chock-full, vocabulary-boosting double-page spreads show cute-as-can-be Pepi exploring numerous objects…Ideal for one-on-one sharing with clear-cut connections to vocations, poetry, and the artistic process.”—Booklist
“Just might inspire other young songwriters to mine their surroundings for material.”—Horn Book Magazine