A Small Song – Celestine and the Hare
Author and Images: Karin Celestine (Felt artist)
BUY – A Small Song
Small finds a link to his past when a roving musician passes through the forest.
From the fibrous felt animal world of Celestine and the Hare comes another beautifully crafted story for your little ones.
When Small came to live with the tribe he could not remember anything about his family, as he was very young when he got lost.
Whilst out playing in the woods, he hears the song of a banjo playing hedgehog which tickles a distant memory.
When King Norty their daddy comes to take them home, he sees Small is entranced. Wisely lets Small continue to listen to the song and they wait quietly for him to join them.
“You shouldn’t hurry someone lost in a memory.” says King Norty.
In these beautiful stories for little ones the characters are always thoughtful and kind.
They are cleverly written to allow feelings and ideas to be expressed and addressed with honesty and gently guidance.
In bed that night Small remembers his grandpa playing that very song to him in his cot.
King Norty supports Small by making a box guitar so he can learn the song himself.
When he feels unsure about who he is or where he’s from he can play the song.
Music has a very deep connection to memory and can often reach those with memory loss or it can help children to recall a special time.
Make a toy instrument with your child using the fun craft activity which follows the story.