Archive for April 24th, 2010
I was delighted to find an additional Singable Picture Book version of “Wynken, Blynken and Nod.”
Giselle Potter’s illustrations have a bold clarity to them. The pictures are beautiful and make this captivating, elusive poem easy to understand and follow.
Wynken, Blynken, and Nod
Poem by Eugene Field
Illustrated by Giselle Potter
The last page of this book has a note from the illustrator with thoughts about “W,B&N,” Eugene Field, and how she came to create the pictures.
In this note, Giselle Potter mentions that the poem reminded her of the French silent movie “A Trip to the Moon.”
“A Trip to the Moon” (or “Le Voyage dans la lune”), a French silent film from 1902, on YouTube.com:
At the bottom of this YouTube post, you can read a fascinating note with historical information about the clip.
Ginger Sands includes Lucy Simon’s musical setting of “Wynken, Blynken and Nod” on her CD “The Gift of Make Believe.” Sands’ wonderful collection of children’s poetry set to music includes vocal and instrumental tracks for each poem. The vocals for “Wynken, Blynken and Nod” are on Track 9. The instrumental sing-along is found on Track 19.
Hear musical clips or buy the tracks at many online music sellers, including Amazon:
Read a full post about “Wynken, Blynken and Nod,” including more Singable Picture Book versions, pictures, video clips and information about the poem and song, here: http://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2010/03/14/wynken-and-blynken-and-nod-a-singable-book/