Jerry Pinkney does it again with his delightful illustrations to this familiar children’s song. A young chipmunk, dressed in a sailor’s suit, spends the night gazing at the stars while traveling through the sky in a toy boat. Like those in his Caldecott winning The Lion and the Mouse Pinkney’s drawings have a gentle, dreamlike look, deep colors and wonderful details. This book would make wonderful bedtime reading.
Jennifer Minicus is a mother and teacher living in Ridgewood, NJ.