Sweetest Kulu
Author: Celina Kaluk
For Nursery/EYFS
Price 11.99 hardback
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Sweetest Kulu This bedtime lullaby for a newborn child is inspired by Inuit culture and values. The baby Kulu (the name is an Inuktitut term of endearment) receives a blessing from a succession of Arctic creatures - Snow Bunting, Arctic Hares and Foxes, Narwhale, Musk Ox, Caribou and Polar Bear - bringers of gifts such as patience, generosity, respect for the natural world, energy and self-reliance, all necessary to survival in the far North. The illustrations evoke a strong sense of place, conjuring up these Arctic landscapes and their inhabitants in subtle and luminous colours. The vocabulary is not always simple, but the lines of the poem have a rhythmic, hypnotic rise and fall, with the name Kulu repeated in tender invocations as a refrain.

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