Marilyn Janovitz's soothing text and endearing pictures of animal parents and their little ones combine in a loving lullaby of a book that will send children peacefully off to sleep.
In the tradition of ""Goodnight Moon"" and ""Guess How Much I Love You,"" this warm and fuzzy bedtime book is perfect for family snuggling.
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Marilyn Janovitz attended the School of Visual Arts in New York and the Philadelphia College of Art. She has worked as a textile designer, created artwork for advertising and magazines, and illustrated numerous books for children.From School Library Journal:
PreSchool-This attractive picture book calls to mind Mem Fox's Time for Bed (Harcourt, 1993). From the title page, with a lion and her cub, through penguins, otters, and raccoons, among others, each large illustration features a different kind of creature. The title phrase begins each brief couplet and catalogs the ways in which a parent soothes its youngster to sleep. Beginning with "Maybe, my baby, if I hold your hand-" the animals are shown rubbing, nuzzling, whispering, cuddling, kissing, etc. The final two spreads show first a human mother and child and then the little one, fast asleep. The singsong rhythm seems appropriate to its purpose, though the unvarying repetition of the title phrase may wear on some listeners. The illustrations vary somewhat in their effectiveness. The lion and her cub, for example, seem both accurate and appealing, as do the penguins and the whales. Other illustrations are less successful, particularly in their proportions. The baby rabbit's head seems too large for its body, and the human mother and child are also somewhat awkwardly drawn. Janovitz's use of swirly, multicolored backgrounds does add to the illustrations' appeal both by focusing attention on the animals and creating a soothing, impressionistic sense of setting. If there is a strong demand for bedtime stories, this one is a suitable addition.
Lisa Dennis, The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, PA
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Book Description North-South Books, 2003. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0735817626
Book Description North-South Books, 2003. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110735817626
Book Description North-South Books. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0735817626 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.1221001