The Best Singer In The World

The Best Singer in the World Book CoverThe six-year-old narrator of this well-told, sensitive story sings his funny made-up rhyme to his little brother and they both think he is the best singer in the world.  When he is chosen to perform as a mole in his school spring concert, he discovers that he can only sing to a small audience.  He becomes more and more afraid.  His little brother helps him face his fears and he bravely amazes his audience, with his little brother by his side.  Soft-focus, warm pencil drawings capture the boy’s fear and triumph. mjw

Title: The Best Singer In The World
Author: Ulf Nilsson
Illustrator
: Eva Eriksson
Publisher
: Gecko Press
Copyright
: 2012
Original language
: Swedish
Translator
: Julia Marshall
Original title
: Ensam mullvad på en scen
Original publisher
: Bonnier Carlsen Bokförlag
Original copyright
: 2012
ISBN
: 978-1877579127
Hardcover pages
: 40
Age range
: 5 up
Genre
: Picture book
Author’s residence
: Sweden
Illustrator’s residence
: Sweden
Awards
: Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, August Prize (Illustrator)
Subjects
: Bravery, Children’s stories, Europe, Northern Europe, Singing, Stage fright

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