In a house on a hillside, a restless child is not quite ready for sleep. As twilight descends, the world outside her window comes alive with the musical sounds of crickets, birds, toads, and other baby animals harmonizing in a cozy, comforting lullaby. The illustrations offer plenty of visual clues for watchful young readers, and the sweet night creatures are anything but scary for little ones who are afraid of the dark. Gentle, lilting prose makes for relaxing bedtime reading, so even the most ansy little child will drift off to hillside dreams.
|Publisher:||Penguin Young Readers Group|
|Product dimensions:||9.28(w) x 10.40(h) x 0.38(d)|
|Age Range:||1 - 5 Years|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
"Hillside Lullaby" is filled with love and nature. It is about a little girl who is not quite ready to go to sleep. She listens for nature's lullabies. Meanwhile, out in nature a variety of animals bond with their Moms and then settle down for the night. Soothing rhyme and muted nighttime illustrations make a perfect, calming, bedtime book. Margie Moore's illustrations lull visually while the comforting text creates a sense of relaxation. "There's a breeze on the hill blowing sleepy and fresh, like the breath of the harvest moon. And tucked in the cattails, a bold little toad echoes his mother's tune. Peep, peep. Dream deep!" . . . There's a cricket in tall grass. He's tuning his wings and learning the hillside song. His mom plays beside him, a chorus of strings. The whole hillside sings along." In the end, the peaceful hillside songs accompany the little girl into dreamland.