Asleep, Asleep

Asleep, Asleep

by Mirra Ginsburg, Nancy Tafuri

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Children's Literature - Beverly Kobrin
The gently rocking rhythm of Mirra Ginsburg's questions and answers assure little ones that in the woods, fields, streams, and home, all rest peacefully. As peacefully as artist Nancy Tafuri has drawn them.
School Library Journal
PreS-- A lovely picture-book lullaby. Various wild creatures slumber in a luminous blue night. A mother stands by the window, quiets her baby by telling her about the sleeping animals, and says, ``Everything and everyone,/Asleep, asleep./ Only you and the wind/Are awake.'' The brief, rhythmic text is simple and repetitive, with just enough variation to avoid monotony. The watercolor pictures, bordered with simple bands of quiet color, illuminate the words beautifully. All of the visual elements (composition, color, light, texture) combine to make up a soothing whole. Tafuri's night is dark, but full of subdued light and peacefulness. Her animals and people have an especially cozy look--she even makes sleeping bees look restful. An elegant and graceful book that both children and parents will enjoy as part of a bedtime ritual. --Lauralyn Persson, Wilmette Public Library, IL

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HarperCollins Publishers
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Product dimensions:
9.01(w) x 10.58(h) x 0.38(d)
Age Range:
1 - 3 Years

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