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The Deep Blue Sky Twinkles with Stars
     

The Deep Blue Sky Twinkles with Stars

by Cyndy Szekeres
 
It's been a busy day for Little Bunny and his family, but now it's time for bed. After a story, warm baths, hugs, cocoa, the bunnies dream of tomorrow's fun while the deep blue sky twinkles with stars. Size D. Full color. 40 pp.

Overview

It's been a busy day for Little Bunny and his family, but now it's time for bed. After a story, warm baths, hugs, cocoa, the bunnies dream of tomorrow's fun while the deep blue sky twinkles with stars. Size D. Full color. 40 pp.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Children should have no trouble recognizing their own families and bedtime rituals in this sprightly tale of a woodland bunny family getting ready to call it a day. Mama Bunny struggles to gather up her five little ones from a game of hide-and-seek, and Papa Bunny entices them to settle down with a story; there's washing up, extra hugs, tucking in and even late-night requests for a glass of water and a trip to the potty. Every page is filled with cuddly, wide-eyed creatures, but Szekeres never crosses the line from cute to cloying. She endows her characters with a genuine spunkiness and humor (even adults may chuckle at the sight of two bunnies perched on chamber pots while Papa awaits, yawning), and her chipper but tightly written text (just a few short lines to each page) keeps the action moving briskly along. By the time the book concludes with the littlest bunny sound asleep, dreaming "about stories and cocoa and whiskery kisses," both large and small members of the audience may well be unabashedly awash in warm, fuzzy feelings. Ages 1-5. (Feb.)
Children's Literature - Ru Story-Huffman
The bunnies of Cyndy Szekeres are back. Those who know Szekeres' work will enjoy this volume, which features a family of bunnies as they prepare for bedtime. As "the deep blue sky twinkles with stars," the bunnies, along with their parents, model the values of love, kindness and family. The illustrations in this book are warm and soft, much like the text. Szekeres is well known for her rendering of soft animals, and this book is no exception. Parents and children who relish a good bedtime story will enjoy this book.
School Library Journal
PreSMama Bunny wants her little ones to come inside, but they keep hopping away. Finally, Papa Bunny calls, "Storytime!" to gather them together. Chicks, a porcupine, and mice join the group. After the story, the bunnies get ready for bed, drink hot cocoa, and get some goodnight hugs and a bedtime song. The watercolor, pen-and-ink illustrations depict syrupy-sweet, fuzzy animals in the illustrator's well-known style. The fields and gardens where the animals play are lovingly depicted in bright, clear colors. However, the story is slight and the writing is bland. Better bedtime stories abound.Anne Parker, Milton Public Library, MA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780590691987
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
03/01/1998
Pages:
40
Product dimensions:
9.24(w) x 10.30(h) x 0.44(d)
Lexile:
AD610L (what's this?)
Age Range:
1 - 5 Years

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