Sleepy ABC

Sleepy ABC

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by Margaret Wise Brown, Esphyr Slobodkina
     
 

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From A is for Aaaah when a small kitten sighs to Z is for Zipper now zip into bed . . . here are twenty-six ways to say goodnight.

Margaret Wise Brown wrote this book not long after she wrote Goodnight Moon. (She knew a thing or two about putting little ones to bed.)

Now Karen Katz has made it shine with bright and cheerful new pictures. Any sleepy

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From A is for Aaaah when a small kitten sighs to Z is for Zipper now zip into bed . . . here are twenty-six ways to say goodnight.

Margaret Wise Brown wrote this book not long after she wrote Goodnight Moon. (She knew a thing or two about putting little ones to bed.)

Now Karen Katz has made it shine with bright and cheerful new pictures. Any sleepy toddler will want to read this over and over . . . until it's really time to say go to sleep!

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
PreS—With lines like "I is for me who is going to bed," and "X is for all of the things you can play," it is hard to find much good to say about this lackluster offering. Katz's characteristic round-headed multicultural babies wander through the pages, along with sheep, bunnies, and a variety of typical bedtime accoutrements. The brightly colored mixed-media illustrations are likely to appeal to young children, and the combination of Brown's name and the word "sleepy" on the cover will probably sell the title. Nonetheless, this uninspired mix of bedtime and alphabet book fails to do justice to either genre. Buy extra copies of Goodnight Moon and some of Karen Katz's board books and pass on this one.—Amy Lilien-Harper, The Ferguson Library, Stamford, CT
Kirkus Reviews
Take an old story by a skilled wordsmith (the text dates from 1953 and was originally accompanied by Esphyr Slobodkina's illustrations), add cheerful, cuddly illustrations and a fresh new ABC book that's also a bedtime tale is born. From "A is for Aaaah / when a small / kitten sighs" to "Z is for Zipper. / Now zip into bed," the simple rhymes for each letter of the alphabet are illustrated with Katz's signature multicultural, round-headed, roly-poly kids. The choice of words is not typical or obvious; instead of B for blanket, "B is for Baaaaa / when the lambs / close their eyes," and C is for caw "when the last crow crows." L is for listening; D is for dreams; U is for nothing Under the bed; and "X is for all the things you can play." The book is a companion to Brown's A Child's Good Morning Book (2009), also illustrated by Katz. It's bound to find its way to many a bedside table, to be rightly enjoyed by a new generation. (Picture book. 3-6)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780060242848
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
10/28/1994
Edition description:
New
Pages:
40
Product dimensions:
7.76(w) x 9.54(h) x 0.36(d)
Age Range:
5 - 7 Years

Meet the Author

Few writers have been as attuned to the concerns and emotions of childhood as Margaret Wise Brown (1910-1952). A graduate of Hollins College and the progressive Bank Street College of Education, she combined her literary aspirations with the study of child development. Her unique ability to see the world through a child's eyes is unequaled. 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.

Karen Katz is the acclaimed author-illustrator of more than thirty-five books, including Princess Baby; Can You Say Peace?; and Mommy Hugs and Counting Kisses, both Child magazine Best Books. Karen, her husband, and their daughter divide their time between New York City and Woodstock, New York.

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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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Sleepy ABC 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderful bedtime book. My 2 1/2 year old wants it read to her every night, and she has now memorized the entire book A to Z. It's a fun way to learn the alphabet. Contrary to the School Library Journal's bad review, it's a fantastic book!! And fyi - for "X is for all of the things you can play" - there is a picture of a child with a xylophone.