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; 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.
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.
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
When an elephant and a mouse try to play on a seesaw, they need help from a vast number of animal friends to balance the scales.
Twitchly Fidget wonand#8217;t shampoo, eat his cereal, or put on his sneakers. He wonand#8217;t even go to a parade (what if he got sucked up into a trombone?) or a marshmallow roast (might he get stuck?) or a Fourth of February party (would he be buried in confetti?).
Welcome to the Zany Zoo!
An unusual bunch in here, Itand#8217;s true, But if fun and silliness are What you seek, Turn the pages, take a peek . . .
Author William Wise and illustrator Lynn Munsinger have teamed up to bring an exotic menagerie to life. The rollicking, rhyming poems feature a wild variety of different animals, each one undeniably unique. William Wiseand#8217;s playful poetry is perfectly matched by Lynn Munsingerand#8217;s hilarious watercolor illustrations highlighting each creatureand#8217;s distinct personality, from Gertrude the good agouti to Sabrina the carefree snake. Together Wise and Munsinger present young readers and listeners with this delightfully Zany Zoo, captured not in a cage but on the page!
About the Author
Helen Lester and Lynn Munsinger have been together through thick and thin since first publishing The Wizard, the Fairy, and the Magic Chicken in 1983. They have collaborated on the hilarious Tacky the Penguin series and many other wildly funny and popular titles, including the award-winning Hooway for Wodney Wat. Helen Lester is a full-time writer who makes her home in New York, and Lynn Munsinger is a full-time illustrator living in Vermont.LYNN MUNSINGER has illustrated more than ninety books for children. She graduated from Tufts University in Boston and the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, where she majored in illustration. She lives in Connecticut and Vermont.