Have you ever wondered who hummed the first tune?
Was it the flowers? The waves or the moon? Dove Award-winning recording artist Ellie Holcomb answers with a lovely lyrical tale, one that reveals that God our Maker sang the first song, and He created us all with a song to sing.
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|Age Range:||1 - 4 Years|
About the Author
Singer-songwriter—and now author—Ellie Holcomb began her musical career touring the country with her husband in the Americana band Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors. Her honest voice and rich lyrics shined on her first solo album and deemed her the Best New Artist at the 2014 Dove Awards. In 2017, she followed with the restorative, hope-inducing Red Sea Road. Ellie, her husband, Drew, and their three children live and make music in Nashville, Tennessee.
Kayla Harren graduated from the School of Visual Arts in New York City with a BFA in Illustration. Her work has been featured in the Society of Illustrators Annual Exhibition, Communication Arts, and 3x3 magazine, and she won the Highlights for Children Pewter Plate Award. Picture books she has illustrated include Mary Had a Little Lizard and Juma the Giraffe.
Read an Excerpt
Who sang the first song? Who hummed the first tune?
Was it the wind blowing past the silvery moon?
Were the stars making noise as they sparked at night?
Did the sun sing a song as it colored the sky?
Did the waves makes a song as they crashed to the shore?
Or was it the whales?
Or the lions' first ROAR?
Did the first flowers hum as they burst into bloom?
Or was the first song when the thunder went BOOM?
Maybe elephants running load over the ground ...
Or maybe the birds made the first singing sound.
All these guesses we've made are quite good, but they're wrong.
It was God, our Maker, who sang the first song!
When God made the earth, He decided to sing, And He wrote His song into everything.(Continues…)
Excerpted from "Who Sang the First Song?"
Copyright © 2018 Ellie Holcomb.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book has some of the best illustrations that I have seen done in quite a while. The story is simple and easy to follow. A great read for a new reader, or as a storybook to read to your child. The lesson in the book is that we all have a song and a gift from God to use. Since He is the one who sang the first song, he then decided what song each and every thing that he created should sing. A book that I would highly recommend!
The first thing I fell in love with is the BEAUTIFUL illustrations in this book. They were the perfect mix of reality and imagination to capture the minds of little ones. It was like today's world meets the garden of Eden. I thought the story was highly engaging and thought-provoking. The little ones I read it too all really enjoyed it and wanted to keep looking at it even after I finished the story. I liked how the story asked questions to get the little minds thinking and made them feel like a part of the story. It made the story more interactive and fun. This is one I'm very glad to have added to my home library! *I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher. I was not required to share a positive review. Thoughts and opinions expressed are mine alone.
This beautifully illustrated children's book is written by a songwriter. She reveals how God created us all with a song to sing and He sang the first song, but first, it goes through a lyrical poem of asking if it was animals or creation who sang first. Children will enjoy this book and it encourages them to sing the song God has put in their hearts. It is a really cute book and I will enjoy sharing it with my grandchildren. Yes, let's all join in making a joyful noise with the song God has given us! (Please Note: While this book was provided to me for review by B&H and Lifeway, the opinions expressed are my own.)
This book just sounded amazing and creative and adorable and perfect to add to the library of my niece and nephew. I got all that simply from the description online and knew I had to order it. I've only had it in my hands a couple of days (I literally picked it up Friday night!) and I knew I had to review it sooner rather than later. So here I sit on Sunday night trying to find all the words about this book without Minion input or even borrowed Minion input. I have to say, reviewing Minion books hasn't gotten any easier over the months without having them in house. Perhaps, someday soon, ny niece will be old enough to help out a bit and gain a blog approved nickname. Until then. . . just my thoughts. There is nothing I don't like about this book. I'm starting my gushing with the illustrations. I honestly don't think illustrators get near enough credit or recognition in amazingly done books. Kayla Harren created such amazing and engaging illustrations that perfectly embrace the words and theme of this book. They are bold enough to draw in a very young child while also so intricate and detailed to engage an older child deeper into the book. If you get the chance just check out the reflection picture with the elephants. It was so clear and detailed and perfect that I thought perhaps my copy was in upside down. Teach me not to look deeper! The verse is just as engaging and the perfect fodder for the illustrations. Taking the reader (and listener) through the creation of land and sea, animals and plants as well as humans. Giving each aspect it's own voice, it's own song. All while connecting us right back to our Creator. The One who created us to sing our song. The One who created us to tell our own story. With only a short sentence or two on each page this book is perfect for very young children being read to by a parent as well as young readers getting their feet wet with words. The verses are rhyming and song-like without reading as sing-songy. Honestly, there is nothing I didn't like about this book. The timing is perfect to pick up copies for all the young ones in your life as the perfect Christmas gift. Just sayin'~ I was provided a complimentary copy of this book by B&H Publishing Group. I was not compensated for this review and all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own. I was not required to write a positive review.
Who Sang the First Song by Ellie Holcomb is such a sweet book. My two girls, ages 4 and 18 months, both loved it. The book asks the question, Who Sang the First Song? As you read you learn that it was God in His creation. The illustrations are gorgeous and my girls loved looking at the pictures. This book would make a great addition to any child’s library and would be a the perfect gift I was blessed to receive a copy via B&H/Lifeway. All opinions are my own.