Synopses & Reviews
and#160; In this tender rhyming picture book, a mother readies her child for bed. Their nighttime ritual includes bathtime, brushing teeth, hugs, and a storybook read aloud. Once tucked under the covers with stuffed animals, the child is lulled to sleep, watched over by her night-light and puppy friend. This is a wonderful bedtime story with sweet text by Deborah Lee Rose, complemented by the warm illustrations of Dan Andreasen.
Praise for Someone's Sleepy
"There will never be a magic book that puts every child to sleep, but this hushed cadence is certain to soothe"
"This soothing story, which includes graphite, ink, and digital illustrations of yawning pets and toys, will remind children that bedtime is a time for quiet and dreams."
and#151;School Library Journal
"For parents and caregivers who have exhausted Goodnight Moon."
Based on the real-life circus giant Captain Martin Van Buren Bates, this book offers a heartwarming story of friendship and acceptance, and includes an author's note and an archival photograph of Bates and his wife, Anna, the most famous residents of Seville, Ohio. Full color.
Based on the life of a real circus giant, Captain Martin Van Buren Bates!
Nothing exciting ever happens in the sleepy town of Seville, Ohiountil Captain Martin Van Buren Bates arrives. Standing seven feet and eleven and a half inches, Captain Bates is a giant who has toured around the world in the circus. In search of a quiet home for himself and his wife, (who is also a giant!) Captain Bates decides to get off the train in Seville, although he fears he will be too big for the little town. But Seville is full of surprises, and the giant is about to learn that the only thing that matters is the size of ones heart.
A tall tale based on the true story of a real-life circus giant, The Giant of Seville is a heartwarming story of friendship and acceptance that will resonate with children. The book includes an authors note and an archival photograph of Captain Martin Van Buren Bates and his wife, Anna Bates, Sevilles most famous residents.
About the Author
and#160; Deborah Lee Rose is the author of Abramsand#8217; award-winning Twelve Days series. She lives in the San Francisco Bay area. Visit her online at www.deborahleerose.com. Dan Andreasen is the illustrator of many books, including Otis and Sydney and the Best Birthday Ever. He lives in Medina, Ohio.