- Kids Fiction
- The Good Song: A Story Inspired by "Somewhere Over the Rainbow / What a Wonderful World"
The Good Song: A Story Inspired by "Somewhere Over the Rainbow / What a Wonderful World"
The day the baby boy was born, on a beautiful Hawaiian island, the world sang him a lullaby. What a good song. But what is the good song? The boy listens for it and finds it in his heart and shares it with the world. Inspired by the medley of the classic songs “Over the Rainbow” and “What a Wonderful World” sung by Hawaiian singer Israel Kamakawiwo‘ole, the good song is aloha—love.
What I loved: This book is filled with colorful, beautiful, and imaginative illustrations that bring the emotions of the story to life. The text is simple, and a lot is told through the illustrations and the unspoken words between the lines. The idea of a good song is certainly one that will resonate with readers, as songs that touch the heart always hold a special place. The inspiration of the story is also interesting, and I love the elements of Hawaiian culture intertwined in the story.
Final verdict: With lush imagery and simple text, THE GOOD SONG speaks to the heart with a story of grief, life, and the power of music.