Pepi Sings A New Song

  by Laura Ljungkvist

{published 2010 by Beach Lane Books}

I’m a huge fan of Laura Ljungkvist’s sophisticated and playful style. Remember Follow the Line?

Pepi Sings a New Song is a delightful romp through a world of words. Pepi meets and greets his neighbors, from Manuel at the bakery to Cynthia at the dog park, all in search of stanzas for a new song.

ElementOfDesign.ColorThe vibrant color on each page adds life and zest to Pepi’s journey. It separates each pit stop, and subtly references the full circle journey Pepi makes in search of a song. And? It’s just darn beautiful.

That baker, Manuel, lives on pretty pastry pink pages.

Aurora’s art studio is framed by a cool, creative, blue.

Clive’s music studio is on a brassy, golden orange, which perfectly echoes his trumpet. (And his awesome plaid pants.)

Love this book, love Pepi, and once again — love Laura Ljungkvist.



  • Posted January 21, 2013 at 8:20 am | Permalink

    A beautiful book. Love Clive and the baker’s trousers.

  • Posted January 21, 2013 at 2:34 pm | Permalink

    I know!

  • Posted January 21, 2013 at 8:26 am | Permalink

    You always find the most beautiful books!

  • Posted January 21, 2013 at 10:12 am | Permalink

    Looks real nice (read with an Italian accent, please!)

  • Posted January 21, 2013 at 4:47 pm | Permalink

    I love the illustrations! Can’t wait to read it…but I’m going to have to because I checked…and my library doesn’t have it yet :-(
    By the way…thanks for the shout out on 12 x 12 about my Barbara Karlin success. That was sweet of you!

  • Posted January 21, 2013 at 4:49 pm | Permalink

    I just realized I got the publication date wrong…it’s 2010! Maybe you can inter-library loan it?

    And of course! I’m always inspired by the success of people I admire. Plus, we’re proud of you!

  • Posted January 22, 2013 at 6:46 am | Permalink

    Beautiful book. I love the layout of the pages and the deep color. Thanks! (& thanks for including dates & publisher!)

  • Posted January 22, 2013 at 9:27 am | Permalink

    So glad!

  • Posted April 2, 2013 at 9:11 am | Permalink

    GHUF봉사단,홍익인간 실천연대에서 이 항목을 퍼감.