All on a Sleepy Night

All on a Sleepy Night

by Shutta Crum, Sylvie Daigneault
     
 
Who would imagine all the night sounds that sing together in one small house on a hill? While the northern lights dance and all of nature seems to join in, one little boy hears everything. The whole house rocks to the beat, but even the most restless child cannot resist such hypnotic music, and soon his dreams are dancing along. All on a Sleepy Night is as soothing

Overview

Who would imagine all the night sounds that sing together in one small house on a hill? While the northern lights dance and all of nature seems to join in, one little boy hears everything. The whole house rocks to the beat, but even the most restless child cannot resist such hypnotic music, and soon his dreams are dancing along. All on a Sleepy Night is as soothing and warm as a down-filled comforter.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Daigneault's dreamy colored-pencil and crayon illustrations are awash in blues, greens, and purples, successfully capturing the beauty of the night. The text is appropriately rhythmic and the gentle treatment of the often-strange night sounds will soothe and reassure children...Reminiscent of the familial warmth and lyrical quality of Audrey Wood's THE NAPPING HOUSE, this is a lovely addition to bedtime storytimes.
ForeWord Magazine
Strange night noises are transformed into a soothing lullaby in this bedtime book for the very young...The text of this book is expertly patterned to hold the attention of small children...The engaging illustrations and musical text make this an ideal bedtime story to share with a pre-reader...and would also make an excellent addition to a new family's permanent collection.
London Free Press
Crum's story is cozy and comforting...a good one with which to end the day.
Children's Literature
The colored-pencil illustrations are as full of rhythm and bounce as the jaunty verses in this rollicking night-time song that seems more likely to encourage dancing than sleeping. "Out on the road, the loggers and trucks/ Go rumbling on their way/And the owls in the woods wonder aloud,/ Who wants to stay up and play?" The dog dreams, the cats purr, grandma and grandpa snore, the heat gurgles in the pipes, the fridge dances and hums, and the faucet drips. The song is anything but sleepy, as a small boy dozes in his grandparents' bed in the small log house on a green hill. The verses, although pleasant, tend to the repetitive and predictable, but the lively illustrations on light brown paper add a verve that may make this a good choice for those seeking night-time rhymes. 2001, Stoddart Kids,
— Linnea Hendrickson

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780773733152
Publisher:
Fitzhenry & Whiteside, Limited
Publication date:
09/01/2001
Pages:
28
Product dimensions:
8.25(w) x 10.50(h) x (d)
Age Range:
6 - 7 Years

Read an Excerpt

While one small boy,
On his grandparents' bed
Sits rubbing his heavy eyes;
The house about him is singing--
Singing its sleepy song.

Meet the Author

Shutta Crum is a Fitzhenry and Whiteside author.

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