The sun has set; the sky is dark.
Bright stars shine in the night.
It’s time to rest, to dream sweet dreams,
then wake with morning’s light.
The animals will slumber, too.
Some near, some far away.
How will they settle down to sleep?
Each has a special way.
Fourteen animals, including the cuddly koala, the hairy anteater, and the wise owl, are featured in this lyrical bedtime story about the unusual ways that animals sleep. Natural history notes explain how each animal sleeps, from the magnificent frigatebird, which naps while flying hundreds of feet above the sea, to the walrus, which sleeps with its tusks anchored in floating ice. Whimsical watercolors of dozing animals will help any weary child fall to sleep with a smile.
|Product dimensions:||8.50(w) x 11.20(h) x 0.40(d)|
|Age Range:||5 - 7 Years|
About the Author
Eileen R. Meyer has long been a fan of family trips to zoos and national parks because they provide opportunities to watch the beauty of animals on the move. Eileen’s poetry has appeared in numerous children’s magazines, and she enjoys presenting interactive writing workshops to grade school students. This is her first book for Mountain Press. She lives in the Chicago suburbs with her husband and three sons. Learn more about Eileen at www.eileenmeyerbooks.com.
Exploring forests and wading through ponds as a child in search of turtles and frogs set the stage for Laurie Caple’s career as a children’s book illustrator and natural history artist. A graduate of Michigan Technological University, Laurie has created artwork for numerous picture books and periodicals, such as American Girl and Cricket. Her primary medium is watercolor. Laurie lives in northern Wisconsin with her husband, two sons, two golden retrievers, and three turtles named Skittles, Snickers, and Sassafras.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Sweet Dreams by Eileen Meyer is a delightful and beautifully written story for young children. Highly recommended! This author has talent.
Perfect for snuggling up with at home, in addition to informative text for the classroom As a teacher and mother, I look for books that intelligently speak to children. This book is well-written, and the cadence of the poetry is lovely for a bedtime story. The well-researched text educates the reader regarding each animal's sleeping habits. My son and I so enjoyed the book that I wanted to share it with my students. The class was completely intrigued with the diversity of sleeping habits. The students, of course, had to participate in the reading and act out the sleeping positions of the animals! Memorable. A real treasure for your library.
I love this book! The poems, the additional information on the animals' sleep habits,and the colorful illustrations make this book a favorite one to read to my grandson. He especially loves birds, so the pictures and information on the ducks, the owl and the flamingo are his special pages to find each time we sit down to read it.
Lovely book that combines beautiful writing and great illustrations for an interesting story that also teaches kids about animals and their sleep habits.