cover image Sing Praise

Sing Praise

Rhonda Gowler Greene, , illus. by Janet Broxon. . Augsburg, $16.99 (0pp) ISBN 978-0-8066-5120-0

With exuberant jewel-toned illustrations that suggest a folk-art quilt, and a bouncy rhyming text, Greene and Broxon interpret Psalms 140 and 150, in which all living creation praises God. Playful words and phrasing add to the fun for younger readers in such verse as "Barn doves coo as milk cows moo / in beastly, joyful song./ Horses n-ei-eigh while donkeys br-a-ay / as piglets join along. Oink !" The combination of cheery animals and vibrant naturescapes replete with rainbows, rolling ocean waves, lily pads and sunflowers, convey the joyous energy of these much-loved biblical passages. Children will be entertained identifying the jaunty menagerie here and will likely delight in the general color and sound of the proceedings. All ages. (Jan.)