Peter Pan: a live television special on NBC in 2014
Lyrics from two beloved songs from Peter Pan are transformed into a magical picture book sure to enchant the musical's legions of new and returning fans. Acclaimed songwriters Betty Comden, Adolph Green and Carolyn Leigh knew a thing or two about crafting songs that touch hearts and imaginations and endure for generations. They hit one of their many pinnacles with this pair of lovely odes to "a place where dreams are born" and the joys of flying--whether over a sleeping city or inside one's very own bedroom.
The Tony Award-winning actress Phyllis Newman, wife of the late Adolph Green, contributes a personal introduction to the songs. With this and luminous illustrations, including a lavish gatefold of the "flying" scene, this is an extraordinary book to give, to cherish, to share.
About the Author
Amy June Bates has illustrated many books for children, including" That's What I'd Do" and "Sweet Dreams "by Jewel; "Waiting for the Magic "by Patricia McLachlan; "Hillary Rodham Clinton: Dreams Taking Flight" by Kathleen Krull; "The Dog Who Belonged to No One" by Amy Hest; and "You Can Do It!" by Tony Dungy. She graduated from Brigham Young University and now lives with her husband and three children in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Visit her at AmyBates.com.
High praise for Blue Apple's picture book rendition of Comden and Green's What's New at the Zoo?:
*"...the lyrics of the Tony-winning duo scan perfectly. Green's widow, Phyllis Newman adds an appealing introduction and afterword. Fresh and vintage at the same time."
--Kirkus Reviews, starred
*A Kirkus Best Books of 2011 selection
"With fun lift-the-flap details and tummy-tickling rhymes, this book will appeal to fans of slapstick humor. The cartoon illustrations really bring the silliness to life. A great read-aloud with an interesting history and musical connection."
--School Library Journal