Thursday, March 29, 2012

Children's Review- Goodnight, My Angel: A Lullabye

by Billy Joel
Paperback, 32 pages
Published 2005
by Scholastic Inc.
Book Source Bought
5 Stars

Book Overview: The words of Billy Joel's song are printed in this book with beautiful colored pencil illustrations to highlight the words of a father's love for his child.

Mary's Review: I love this book. What more can be said when a father expresses the love he has for his child through song? What a beautiful legacy to leave your child. I think my favorite part is ""Someday we'll all be gone, but lullabies go on and on...They never die. That's how you and I will be". I love the thought of as a family we will go on and on.

This book is also beautifully illustrated by Yvonne Gilbert. Illustrations you would love to pull out and hang on the wall of your daughter's room.

I recommend this book for ages 1-8.

About The Author: William Martin "Billy" Joel (born May 9, 1949) is an American pianist, performer, singer-songwriter, and composer. Since releasing his first hit song, "Piano Man", in 1973, Joel has become the sixth best-selling recording artist and the third best-selling solo artist in the United States, according to the RIAA.[3]

Joel had Top 40 hits in the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s, achieving 33 Top 40 hits in the United States, all of which he wrote himself. He is also a six-time Grammy Award winner, a 23-time Grammy nominee and has sold over 150 million records worldwide.[4] He was inducted into the Songwriter's Hall of Fame (1992), the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (1999), the Long Island Music Hall of Fame (2006), and the Hit Parade Hall of Fame (2009). In 2008, Billboard magazine released a list of the Hot 100 All-Time Top Artists to celebrate the US singles chart's 50th anniversary, with Billy Joel positioned at No. 23. With the exception of the 2007 songs "All My Life" and "Christmas in Fallujah," Joel discontinued writing and recording pop/rock material after 1993's River of Dreams, but he continued to tour extensively until 2010.

1 comment:

  1. I love Billy Joel and I'll have to look for this book. Thanks, Mary:-)