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Little Donkey Close Your Eyes

Little Donkey Close Your Eyes

by Margaret Wise Brown, Ashley Wolff
     
 

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As night falls, animals from around the world--including a little monkey, some silly sheep, and five little kittens--end their busy days and close their eyes to sleep.
This classic bedtime poem written by the beloved author of Goodnight Moon, Margaret Wise Brown, and illustrated by award-winning artist Ashley Wolff, will gently rock little ones to sleep.

Overview

As night falls, animals from around the world--including a little monkey, some silly sheep, and five little kittens--end their busy days and close their eyes to sleep.
This classic bedtime poem written by the beloved author of Goodnight Moon, Margaret Wise Brown, and illustrated by award-winning artist Ashley Wolff, will gently rock little ones to sleep.

Editorial Reviews

Horn Book
This simple lullaby, with its soothing rhythms, has the lovely, childlike quality of Goodnight Moon.
Children's Literature - Rae Valabek
Written by the author of Goodnight Moon, this bedtime poem shows animals such as a donkey, sheep, and a cat going to sleep. The beautiful illustrations make this book a favorite read-aloud at bedtime. "Close your eyes" appears with each animal, and the sweet story ends with "Look child now close your eyes."
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 1This tender, musical, onomatopoetic poem addressed to a sleepy child smoothly and soothingly slides along as each baby creature is gently exhorted to stop its activities and close its eyes. Some are winningly mischievous: the donkey makes faces, the monkey throws coconuts, the piglet squeals. Others are quietly sweet: the lambs graze, the wild birds peep, and the kittens snuggle. In a superb format each verse, in large, handsome type, is set on a black framed square perfectly integrated into the accompanying illustration and printed in a harmonizing color. These frames emphasize the bold, clearly defined figures, also outlined in black, on a rich nighttime palette of blues, greens, browns, terracottas, and purples. Details of the backgrounds impinge upon the frames, softening and varying the overall effects and drawing all of the elements into a unified whole. The settings vary from lush jungles to dry mesas to corn-filled fields to piney woods, representing areas throughout the world. Suffused with peace, beauty, warmth, and reassurance, the book is a bedtime gem.Patricia Pearl Dole, formerly at First Presbyterian School, Martinsville, VA
Carolyn Phelan
Simple words and illustrations harmonize to create a lullaby of a picture book. Brown's rhyming verses address one animal after another, observing them, then urging them to close their eyes as night falls. Though the text was copyrighted in 1959, this edition features appealing new artwork by Ashley Wolff. Strong, black lines form the structure for paintings in subtle colors. As in stained glass windows, the black outlines seem to intensify each hue. Well-composed and beautifully shaded, the artwork gives meaningful form to the words, as each little one finds the warmth of family love before going to sleep.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780060244835
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
11/28/2000
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
9.27(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.37(d)
Age Range:
4 - 6 Years

Meet the Author

Few writers have been as attuned to the concerns and emotions of childhood as Margaret Wise Brown (1910–1952). Her many classic books continue to delight thousands of young listeners and readers year after year.

Muy pocos escritores de literatura infantil han logrado captar las emociones e inquietudes de la niñez como Margaret Wise Brown (1910–1952). Sus numerosos y ya clásicos libros y grabaciones continúan deleitando a lectores y oyentes de todas las edades.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
May 23, 1910
Date of Death:
November 13, 1952
Place of Birth:
Brooklyn, N.Y.
Place of Death:
Nice, France
Education:
B.A., Hollins College, 1932; Bank Street College of Education
Website:
http://www.margaretwisebrown.com

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