It's Time to Sleep, It's Time to Dreamby David A. Adler, Kay Chorao
Nighttime has come; it's time for bed. It's time to dream of soft spring breezes, sand castles and seagulls, pumpkins, and mittens in this book about a child's winsome dreams during the four seasons.
A couple prepares their child for bed with gentle, lulling words. As they go about their bedtime rituals, the lullaby includes imagery of the four seasons. For spring, the toddler is told, "It's late./It's night./It's time to sleep./It's time to dream/of drifting clouds,/soft spring rains,/tulips, and daffodils." Realistic gouache and colored-pencil artwork on each spread portrays two separate events. The first is a richly detailed and colorful full-page depiction of the poetic text. The second appears at the bottom of the opposite page, a silhouetted family undergoing the various bedtime preparations until their playful child is finally asleep. Pair this with Kevin Henkes's Old Bear (Greenwillow, 2008) for some soothing seasonal lullabies.-Laura Butler, Mount Laurel Library, NJ
- Holiday House, Inc.
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- Product dimensions:
- 8.10(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.50(d)
- Age Range:
- 2 - 5 Years
Meet the Author
David A. Adler is a former math teacher and beloved author of more than a hundred children's books, including math titles such as "Fraction Fun"; "Fun with Triangles and Other Polygons". He lives in New York State. You can visit him on the web at www.davidaadler.com.
Kay Chorao is the beloved author and illustrator of many treasured books for children. Her illustrations in The Cats Kids, which she also wrote, were called “especially delightful” by School Library Journal.
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