children's bedtime book of mamas and babies in Mexico; in; English and Spanish; includes sheet music; SIGNED; personal inscription option
Materials: glossy cover, heavy paper, hardcover
YUCATECAN LULLABY is a lush, colorful bedtime book in rhyme about mamas singing their babies to sleep in the Yucatán, Mexico, surrounded by tropical Yucatecan flora and fauna. The book includes:
-Text in English and Spanish
-The author's (that's me!) handwritten signature
-An optional handwritten inscription from me
-sheet music for the lullaby of the title
-photos and text about all the animals that appear in the book
-environmental impact: a portion of your purchase price will benefit a Mayan family raising the Melipona stingless bee, a traditional species being slowly brought back into the culture and ecosystem
YUCATECAN LULLABY is a wonderful gift for:
YUCATECAN LULLABY comes wrapped in bright tissue paper and mailed in stiff cardboard to protect the corners.
-Size: 8.75 inches X 11.25 inches (22.5 cm. X 28.5 cm)
-Glossy hardcover printed on heavy paper
The amazing art is rendered in scratchboard and digital color by Evangelia Philippidis, a nationally recognized illustrator and instructor at Columbus College of Art and Design.
The Story of YUCATECAN LULLABY
My American daughter Susanna lives in Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico with her Mexican husband Nolo and their baby Olivia. The lullaby was a collaborative baby gift. I wrote the lyrics, Susanna's friend Eric composed the music, and her friend Stephanie (Eric's wife) beautifully sang the lullaby for a YouTube video she created. (Her new YouTube video uses the illustrations from this book, and features Stephanie singing the melody and Susanna singing the alto part. You can find the link at nancymckibben.com/yucatecan-lullaby.)
My lyrics reflect Olivia's home in Mérida, a beautiful colonial city just 21 degrees north of the equator and 30 miles south of the Gulf of Mexico. Susanna keeps cats and chickens, and little lizards and iguanas also show up frequently. Not to mention mice and birds.
When the illustrator and I decided to make Lullaby for Olivia into a picture book, I changed the title to Yucatecan Lullaby. And we included jaguars and parrots and toucans and other animals that are native to the Yucatán Peninsula, but do not appear in Olivia's back yard.
For ease of shipping, YUCATECAN LULLABY ships USPS, which has been an efficient and timely method. I ship within three business days.
Find additional information about YUCATECAN LULLABY at my website: http://nancymckibben.com/yucatecanlullaby.
Perhaps the child you are shopping for would also enjoy KITSCHY CAT ALPHABET BOOK, a rhyming postcard alphabet book that gives you a great way to stay in touch with the special child in your life.
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9 shop reviews5 out of 5 stars
So so adorable! Looks exactly as pictured! It's going to look amazing on my jacket!
So excited for this! Thanks!
This item is very well made, as described and exceeded my expectations… The book is a creative snd fabulous idea - thank you