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ISBN13: 9781419701894
ISBN10: 1419701894
Condition: Standard
Dustjacket: None
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Publisher Comments:

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 mother’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.

Review:

"While Lewis's previous books (Orange Peel's Pocket; Every Year on Your Birthday) have dealt with Asian adoption, this soothing bedtime rhyme is addressed to sleepyheads in general. A mother carries a small, sleepy girl upstairs to an airy bedroom as she weaves a series of 'moonflower stories' about animals, 'Like the one about the baby bear/ Simply much too tired to eat,/ Who made the moonflowers' petals/ A pillow for his feet.' The text forms the scaffolding for Corace's (Gibbous Moony Wants to Bite You!) elegant spreads, in which distinctively stylized, sharp-cornered figures are muted by a twilight palette. Following the text closely, Corace creates spacious nighttime scenes reassuringly free of threat or fear. Massed flowers, foliage, and branches loom protectively over the animals, echoing the forms of the parent animals who guard their young under a smiling full moon. In a quiet but dramatic closing moment, the walls of the child's room open out onto the night sky and the moonflowers like an elaborate theater set, a tacit acknowledgment of the longing many children feel for a life that's a little closer to nature. Ages 3 — 7. (Mar.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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"A pretty…bedtime story." Kirkus Reviews

Review:

"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." School Library Journal

Review:

"Sweet Dreams captures the essence of the genre. The writing is light and benevolent, the drawings both familiar and fresh." Wall Street Journal

About the Author

Rose A. Lewis is the author of numerous children's books, including the New York Times bestseller I Love You Like Crazy Cakes. She lives in Needham, Massachusetts.

Jen Corace is the bestselling author-illustrator of Little Pea and many other books. She lives in Providence, Rhode Island.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781419701894
Author:
Rose A. Lewis and Jen Corace
Publisher:
Abrams Books for Young Readers
Illustrator:
Corace, Jen
Author:
Lewis, Rose A.
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Children s-General
Edition Description:
Hardcover w/Dust Jacket
Publication Date:
20120301
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
10 x 10 in
Age Level:
from 3 up to 7

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Product details 32 pages Abrams Books for Young Readers - English 9781419701894 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "While Lewis's previous books (Orange Peel's Pocket; Every Year on Your Birthday) have dealt with Asian adoption, this soothing bedtime rhyme is addressed to sleepyheads in general. A mother carries a small, sleepy girl upstairs to an airy bedroom as she weaves a series of 'moonflower stories' about animals, 'Like the one about the baby bear/ Simply much too tired to eat,/ Who made the moonflowers' petals/ A pillow for his feet.' The text forms the scaffolding for Corace's (Gibbous Moony Wants to Bite You!) elegant spreads, in which distinctively stylized, sharp-cornered figures are muted by a twilight palette. Following the text closely, Corace creates spacious nighttime scenes reassuringly free of threat or fear. Massed flowers, foliage, and branches loom protectively over the animals, echoing the forms of the parent animals who guard their young under a smiling full moon. In a quiet but dramatic closing moment, the walls of the child's room open out onto the night sky and the moonflowers like an elaborate theater set, a tacit acknowledgment of the longing many children feel for a life that's a little closer to nature. Ages 3 — 7. (Mar.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Review" by , "A pretty…bedtime story."
"Review" by , "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."
"Review" by , "Sweet Dreams captures the essence of the genre. The writing is light and benevolent, the drawings both familiar and fresh."
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