La La La: A Story of Hope - Kate DiCamillo, Jaime Kim

Staff Pick

Kate DiCamillo has demonstrated her masterful ability to interweave themes of loss and hope in her many award-winning novels, including Because of Winn-Dixie and Flora and Ulysses. Now, in the nearly wordless La La La (Candelwick, $17.99), DiCamillo uses only the sparsest of language to depict a child’s sense of loneliness. Follow a little girl’s emotional journey as she puts a simple song out into the universe and waits to hear back— from anyone or anything. She thinks she finds her perfect partner in another solitary creature, but must wait to see if her message is heard and reciprocated in kind. Jamie Kim’s gorgeous illustrations, featuring richly saturated oranges, yellows, greens, and purples, carry the narrative weight of this story and lend poignancy to DiCamillo’s few and well-chosen words. Ages 5-8.


La La La: A Story of Hope By Kate DiCamillo, Jaime Kim (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kate DiCamillo, Jaime Kim (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780763658335
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Candlewick - October 3rd, 2017