Synopses & Reviews
It's time to sleep, it's time to sleep,
the fishes croon in waters deep.
The songbirds sing in trees above,
"It's time to sleep, my love, my love."
As children prepare for bed, the world around them is also settling down for the night. Animals who live in the jungle, the forest, the sea—all whisper to their babies a soft refrain: Its time to sleep, my love.
As comforting as a soft blanket and warm as a goodnight hug, Eric Metaxas's lullaby is lovingly brought to life by bestselling artist Nancy Tillman (On the Night You Were Born) , whose illustrations celebrate the wonders of the natural world, and the bonds of family.It's Time to Sleep, My Love is a 2009 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.
and#8212;Publishers Weekly, starred review
"Simple, tactile and clever, these delicious little books will appeal to babies grappling with their many colorful cut-out pages."
and#8212;New York Times Onlineand#160;(Review of Spoonful and the companion book Good Night!)
"The pictures are the soul of simplicity, a dreamy wisp of a figure afloat on a contrasting colored background of sky blues, ruby reds, and sunny yellows."
and#8212;Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"Reading promotion at its best, with a little bit of bad behavior to spice things up."and#8212;Kirkusand#160;
"They [children] will continue to be delighted, as this time the monkeys turn the tables on their mother at the conclusion of the tale."and#8212;School Library Journal
"The interactive text is fun for reading aloud, and the digital line-and-wash illustrations perfectly capture the little monkeysand#8217; zany glee."and#8212;Booklist
As children prepare for bed, the world around them is also settling down for the night. This classic by Tillman is now in a board book edition with new cover art. Full color.
A lyrical lullabye for family sharing, gorgeously illustrated by New York Times bestseller Nancy Tillman.
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.
Whenand#160;their mama tucks them into bed and reads them a story, it's time for the five little monkeys to quiet down and go to sleep, butand#160;can't they read just one more? Thisand#160;board book isand#160;perfect for reading aloud with little ones who aren't quite ready to go to sleep!
After their mama reads to them, it's bedtime for the Five Little Monkeys. But they can't resist reading just one more book . . . or three! Soon Mama is so tired of trying to get her monkeys to quiet down and go to sleep, she picks up their books and takes them with her. At last, the monkeys are ready to settle down . . . until they hear strange sounds from down the hall. Could it be that Mama likes to read in bed too?and#160;
This playful addition to the Five Little Monkeys seriesand#160;features a livelyand#160;rhymed verse and catchy refrain that's sure to keep young readers chanting along.
About the Author
NANCY TILLMAN is the author and illustrator of the best-selling picture book On the Night You Were Born, its companion baby journal The Wonder of You: A Book to Celebrate Baby’s First Year, and the illustrator of It’s Time to Sleep, My Love, written by Eric Metaxas. Originally from Birmingham, Alabama, Nancy Tillman lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband and two children, where she creates books with the purpose of showing children from a young age they are "the one and only ever you."
ERIC METAXAS is the author of Everything You Always Wanted to Know About God (But Were Afraid to Ask) and thirty children’s books. He has written for Veggie Tales and Rabbit Ears Productions, earning three Grammy nominations for Best Children’s Recording.