An illustrated bedtime book depicts the unique rituals of a variety of animals as they settle down to sleep each night, captured in gentle, rhythmic verse and endearing full-color pictures.
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Barbara Shook Hazen has written more than eighty books for children. Her most recent titles include, Where Do Bears Sleep?, illustrated by Mary Morgan Van Royen; Digby, illustrated by Barbara J. Phillips-Duke; and The Knight Who Was Afraid of the Dark, illustrated by Tony Ross. She lives in Massachusetts and New York City.
Jane Manning is the illustrator of My First Songs, This Little Piggy, and the HarperTrophy Black Cat Club series. She lives in Deep River, CT.From School Library Journal:
PreSAA newly illustrated version of a 1970 title. While this bedtime story opens in a fairly humdrum manner with a pat, predictable rhyme, the rhyming scheme quickly changes and continues to expand as readers ponder the growing repertoire of animals and their sleeping places. Predictably, a child is described at the end, but the text is so soothing and complete that any sense of "I've seen this before" is forgiven. The illustrations add considerably to the success of this title. Each focused watercolor emanates serenity and warmth. Most pictures are presented in cozy circles with the outer edges gently fading to white. They bring the poem full circle by showing the bear and her cub nestled lovingly together on the last page. These features combine with a handwritten text printed in soft blue to provide toddlers with a reassuring listening experience.AMartha Topol, Traverse Area District Library, Traverse City, MI
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Book Description HarperFestival, 1998. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Mary Morgan Van Royen (illustrator). book. Bookseller Inventory # M0694010375
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