Nan stays awake to watch and listen until everyone else in the house is asleep.
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PreSchool-Grade 2 In a pleasantly gentle nighttime book, Nan is awake after her brothers and parents go to sleep. She sees car lights and hides from them. She hears the water in the toilet tank, and imagines it an ocean upon which she will eventually float away into dreamland on her bed boat. The black-and-white drawings complement the text beautifully and almost tell the tale by themselves. The opening picture is a view through a window of Nan being kissed goodnight. Then the scene enlarges and is outlined by the curtains which eventually recede and turn into clouds as Nan falls asleep. The bed covers change from a small print to sailboats. The rug becomes mountains, sand, and finally the sea, as the theme of sailing into dreamland is illustrated. Sis extends his drawings through unusual details, highlighting the nighttime imaginings, especially in the desert scene and in the bathroom scene, where he shows extended stairs, enlarged toys, and a very tiny father. A book to read over and over to a young child on the way to bed. Margaret C. Howell, Cameron Elementary School, Fairfax County, Va.
Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Mayper debuts in this lilting and entrancing bedtime poem. "After good-night kiss and hug,/ After Mama's one more story/ and Daddy's Humpty-Dumpty song" Nan and her doll become "the eyes of the house" and listen to its sounds. Nan holds her breath as "a web of passing carlight/ slides across the ceiling" and hears the "secret ocean" that "hisses in the toilet tank." When all is quiet and dark, "the wind bellies out the curtain" until Nan in her "bed-boat sets sail" and soon is "Shhhhhh/ Asleep." Sis's black-and-white drawings are remarkable for their clever amplification of the text. Nan's ordinary bedroom is gradually transformed into a dream landscape of trees filled with images of time and doorways that lead to the soothing ocean of sleep. Ages 4-8.
Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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Book Description HarperCollins Publishers, 1987. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 60241217