Monday, April 9, 2018

Bibliophile's Corner

La La La
by Kate DiCamillo
and Illustrated by Jaime Kim

Amazon Description:
This nearly wordless graphic story follows a little girl in search of a friend.
"La la la . . . la." A little girl stands alone and sings, but hears no response. Gathering her courage and her curiosity, she skips farther out into the world, singing away to the trees and the pond and the reeds -- but no song comes back to her. Day passes into night, and the girl dares to venture into the darkness toward the light of the moon, becoming more insistent in her singing, climbing as high as she can, but still there is silence in return. Dejected, she falls asleep on the ground, only to be awakened by an amazing sound. . . . She has been heard. At last.

My Thoughts:
When you're as gifted an author as Kate DiCamillo, you can create a masterpiece with just one word! That's just what the two-time Newbery Medalist did in La La La, along with the extraordinary illustrator Jaime Kim. This powerful picture book reminds us all to have courage enough to speak, and the faith enough to believe that someone, somewhere, will respond. I highly recommend La La La to children of all ages!

Click here to learn more about the author, Kate DiCamillo.

I was lucky enough to hear Ms. DiCamillo in Portland, Oregon at the Alberta Rose Theatre during one of her book signing events. She's not only a talented author, she's a pretty good comedienne, as well!


  1. I so love books by Kate Di Camillo. She is such an original. And, for that reason, as well as her wonderful writing, a real inspiration.