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A Book of Sleepby Il Sung Na
Synopses & Reviews
In this sweet rhyming picture book, a mother prepares her daughter for bed by telling her about the different animals that live nearby and their nighttime activities. The motherandrsquo;s narrative comes full circle from night to dawn, and the little girl is lulled to sleep dreaming about her animal friends.
Lyrical writing and warm illustrations from the bestselling author-illustrator team of Rose A. Lewis and Jen Corace make this a perfect bedtime book.
Praise for Sweet Dreams
andldquo; A prettyandhellip;bedtime story.andrdquo;
andldquo;As a lullaby should, this book has soothing language and illustrations in comforting colors. The rhymes are sweet and satisfying when read aloud. This is a lovely book that any parent or grandparent would enjoy sharing.andrdquo;
andndash;School Library Journal
andquot;Sweet Dreams captures the essence of the genre. The writing is light and benevolent, the drawings both familiar and fresh.andquot;
andmdash;Wall Street Journal
andquot;The text forms the scaffolding for Coraceandrsquo;s elegant spreads, in which distinctively stylized, sharp-cornered figures are muted by a twilight palette.andquot;
In an innovativeand#160;bedtime book for young readers,and#160;the fresh look ofand#160;Caldecott Honor Medalist Pamela Zagarenski's luminous illustrationsand#160;paired with Mary Logue's poetic andand#160;unadorned languageand#160;frame the very simple-sounding question: does everything in the world go to sleep?and#160;This is aand#160;book certain to give you good dreams!
Regardless of what you call your littleand#160;sweetheart, your little shrimp, orand#160;yourand#160;little loved one, this brand new board book is a great way to say good night toand#160;every sleepy child!
and#8220;Good night, my jewel . . . Good night, my shrimp!and#8221; When itand#8217;s time for baby to close her eyes and go to sleep, say good night with this winsome board book, published first in France as Bonne Nuit! Whether youand#8217;re reading to your bug, your treasure, or your dumpling, this bookand#8217;s affectionate tone, luscious colors, endearing round-headed babies, and die-cut moon are just right for sending her off to dreamland.
2013 Randolph Caldecott Honor Award
In this magical bedtime story, the lyrical narrative echoes a Runaway Bunny and#8211; like cadence: and#8220;Does everything in the world go to sleep?and#8221; the little girl asks. In sincere and imaginative dialogue between a not-at-all sleepy child and understanding parents, the little girl decides and#8220;in a cocoon of sheets, a nest of blankets,and#8221; she is ready to sleep, warm and strong, just like a tiger. The Caldecott Honor artist Pamela Zagarenskiand#8217;s rich, luminous mixed-media paintings effervesce with odd, charming details that nonsleepy children could examine for hours. A rare gem.
About the Author
Originally from Korea, Il Sung Na studied illustration at Kingston University and now lives in London.
From the Hardcover edition.
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