Karen Abbott


Outstanding, Preschool, Primary, Kate DiCamillo, Jaime Kime, Girl, Moon, Singing, Lonely, Persistence, Nature, Finding

Document Type

Book Review


A small girl is singing her song to the world. She listens with her hand to her ear, but there is no response, just a few falling leaves. Are they answering her song? She ventures outside but neither the tree nor the pond nor the grass are responsive. She returns inside frustrated. The leaves continue to follow her inside. Has something changed? She ventures out again into the night, but still nothing sings back to her. She finds a ladder, but still can't seem to reach the answer to her song. Back inside, she sings herself to sleep and from outside she hears a song. Running outside she basks in the song of the moon and sings her own song in duet.