In this warm-spirited story, a perfect day of backyard adventures for three lively boys and two mischievous squirrels unfolds, and then gently comes to an end. As moonlight fills the sky, it's time for a soothing lullaby.
Critically acclaimed author Deborah Wiles and talented illustrator Tim Bowers have created a loving and lyrical lullaby that introduces simple counting--and that will send little ones everywhere off into sweet dreams . . . under one wide sky.
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DEBORAH WILES is the author of Freedom Summer and the award-winning novel Love, Ruby Lavender. She lives in Maryland.
TIM BOWERS has illustrated several popular picture books, including those in the Little Whistle series by Cynthia Rylant. He lives in Ohio.
PreS-K. From morning to nightfall, two young squirrels and three young boys find lots to see and do in the backyard. The squirrels enjoy climbing fir trees for pinecones and foraging for crumbs from the boys' snack; the boys have a tent and sandbox to play in as Mother sits comfortingly nearby in the garden. After the busy day, it's bedtime--boys snug in their tent and the squirrels in their tree, all under a full moon. Along the way, children can practice counting 1 to 10. Gentle prose counts up and then down in descriptive rhyming couplets, employing familiar images ("Seven dump trucks filled with sand, / Eight bumblebees make a band"), generally nicely depicted in softly rendered, realistic oil paintings. The day begins and ends with "One wide sky," initially a sweeping vista. Children will like the number practice, the cartoonishly expressive squirrels' antics, and the familiar activities of a pleasant day outdoors. Shelle Rosenfeld
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