La La La: A Story of Hope

Written by Kate DiCamillo
Illustrated by Jaime Kim

In her usual subtle and gentle style, the author tells a heartwarming and fundamental story of longing and companionship. There is very little text, so most of the story is told through the vivid illustrations.

When a young girl begins singing to the world, she gets no response. “La,” she sings to the air, to the leaves, to a lake, and to plants. She even tries to climb a ladder to the moon. She wears herself out singing, and still she gets nothing. She eventually falls asleep. When she wakes up, someone else is singing “La! La! La!” It’s the magical face in the moon, shining and singing away.

  • This can be viewed as a simple story of the girl finding a new friend, but so many other themes enter with each reading. As a read aloud or for independent reading, this is a wonderful book to add to any collection.
  • La La LaTitle: La La La: A Story of Hope
  • Author: Kate DiCamillo
  • Illustrated: Jaime Kim
  • Published: Candlewick Press, October 3, 2017
  • Reviewer: Sue Poduska
  • Format: Hardcover, 72 pages
  • Grade Level: PreK to 3
  • Genre: Fiction, Loneliness, Frienship
  • ISBN: 978-0-7636-5833-5

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