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Accompanied by full-color pictures, these clever verses, creative lullabies, and imaginative rhymes are designed for sing-along fun and to help little ones fall asleep.
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PreS?Lullaby Babes shows a variety of anthropomorphized animals performing the nightly ritual of singing their young to sleep. The rhyming text seems forced and lacks the gentle flow required to make it soothing to the ear. The repetition of "lulla" combined with the sound made by the animal in the verse, e.g., "lulla-moo," becomes tiresome. However, the text is salvaged by Sullivan's charming illustrations. Done in watercolor and pencil, each one is bright and bold, yet maintains a spirit of love and tenderness. Full-page pictures, which appear opposite each page of text, are framed, although elements often extend beyond the borders. Under the text are small illustrations of a watchful moon that changes its position on each page. The last part of the rhyme tells of a woman rocking her baby and singing it a lullaby. Unfortunately, this illustration shows her to be the least nurturing of all the creatures. While the other mothers caress their young and look at them fondly, she stares intently at the stars. Better bedtime stories are readily available.?Dawn Ibey, Vancouver Public Library, Canada
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