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Nighty-Night, Cooperby Laura Joffe Numeroff
Synopses & Reviews
When it's time for good night, don't just close your eyes!
Mama and Cooper have a sweet surprise.
With new songs to sing (you may know the tunes . . . ),
Bedtime is special for these kangaroos.
and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Cooper just can't fall asleep! But Mama has an idea.and#160;Setting new stories to familiar tunes, Mama shares six new lullabies with herand#160;not-so-sleepy son.and#160;Which Kanga will be the first one to dreamland?
and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; This merry storyand#8212;withand#160;originaland#160;lullabiesand#8212;wasand#160;created by the talentedand#160;author ofand#160;If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, Laura Numeroff.and#160;The sonorousand#160;text is paired with art by illustrator Lynn Munsinger--known for herand#160;kid-friendly characters like Tacky the Penguin and Wodney Wat. Pair this with Lots of Lambs for another Numeroff/Munsinger treat!
"Cooper is a small kangaroo who can't get to sleep. When mama kangaroo responds with her own pastiche of 'Rock-a-bye Baby' ('There's a pig sailing/ in a small boat/ Going so slowly/ Floating along'), Cooper realizes he's onto a delaying tactic and asks for more homemade songs; his request to 'Please sing the one about the sky that I like' is met with a version of 'Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star' that celebrates the shapes of clouds. This homegrown Tin Pan Alley finally closes up shop for the night, but not before Cooper offers up a reengineered lullaby of his own: a sheep-counting variation of 'Lullaby and Good Night.' Numeroff strikes just the right balance of silly and sweet as she injects fresh thinking into six musical chestnuts, and her easy-to-learn ditties make it simple for parents and children to serenade one another at bedtime. As always, Munsinger's anthropomorphized animals are quietly marvelous, exuding tenderness, sly comedy, and astute observation. Readers of all ages will take one look at the initial image of the insomniac Cooper and want to know more. Ages 4 — 8. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
In this sweet bedtime book for younger readers, Cooper and Mama take a special journey to dreamland through nursery rhymes and song.
Darkness is falling everywhere and little ones are getting sleepy, feeling cozy, and being tucked in. Itand#8217;s time for a wide yawn, a big hug, and a snuggle under the covers--sleep tight! and#8220;Working beautifully with the soothingly repetitive text, each painting conveys a warm feeling of safety and affection.and#8221;--School Library Journal
Winter is here, and in winter, bears sleep. But how do you convince six not-so-sleepy bear cubs to go to bed? Mother Bear, of course, has found a way--with a cozy rhyme for each of them. Once again, beloved author Mem Fox enchants little ones--and their parents--with a tender bedtime story, irresistibly illustrated by Kerry Argent.
About the Author
Laura Numeroff is the author of many books for young children, including If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, What Mommies Do Best/What Daddies Do Best, and The Jellybeans and the Big Dance. She lives in Los Angeles, CA.
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