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, Small hears the song of a banjo playing hedgehog, which tickles a distant memory.
When their dad King Norty arrives to take them home, he sees Small is entranced. Small continues 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.
If Small 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. It can also help children to recall a special time.
You may wish to use this story to talk about songs or sounds, and what they bring up. Allowing feelings, memories and ideas to arise in this way, can bring some fascinating insights into your child’s inner world. It can also strengthen your bonds of trust and playfulness.
Make a toy instrument together, using the fun craft activity which follows the story.
Look for the other titles in this series: Honey for Tea, Small Finds a Home, A Paper Boat for Panda, Catching Dreams and Finding your Place.
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- Age Range: 5 – 7 years
- Hardcover: 48 pages
- Publisher: Graffeg
- Publication Date: April 1, 2017
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9781910862414
- ISBN-13: 978-1910862414