Sweet Dreams of the Wild: Poems for Bedtime

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As a child begins to fall asleep, she begins to wonder where wild animals sleep for the night and imagines a conversation with the wild creatures that gives her some answer. This, is the gentle premise of Sweet Dreams of the Wild, and original collection of poems by Rebecca Kai Dotlich that explores through richly detailed imagery how and where a variety of animals, birds, and insects like to sleep. The evocative colored-pencil illustrations by Katharine Dodge lend a warm,...
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Overview


As a child begins to fall asleep, she begins to wonder where wild animals sleep for the night and imagines a conversation with the wild creatures that gives her some answer. This, is the gentle premise of Sweet Dreams of the Wild, and original collection of poems by Rebecca Kai Dotlich that explores through richly detailed imagery how and where a variety of animals, birds, and insects like to sleep. The evocative colored-pencil illustrations by Katharine Dodge lend a warm, comforting glow to the book that will delight children as they engage in this imaginative exploration of the habitats of animals in their own backyards and beyond.
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School Library Journal
PreS-K-Cozy bedtime poems in free-style verse. In imaginary conversations, a child asks different animals and insects where they sleep and elicits their responses. There is a snug feeling to the poems, enhanced by soft colored-pencil illustrations of a cat curled up on a window seat, a spider swaying in its web in the garden, a robin nested by the window, a caterpillar wrapped in a silky cocoon, etc. Plenty of repetition makes this a good choice for sharing with young children.-Sally R. Dow, Ossining Public Library, NY
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  • ISBN-13: 9781563979248
  • Publisher: Boyds Mills Press
  • Publication date: 9/28/2000
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 2 - 6 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.98 (w) x 9.96 (h) x 0.12 (d)

Meet the Author


Rebecca Kai Dotlich is the author of Lemonade Sun, And Other Summer Poems. She lives in Carmel, Indiana.

Katharine Dodge's illustrations have appeared in many publications. She lives on a farm in northern Pennsylvania.

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