Susannah and the Sandman

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9781558586017: Susannah and the Sandman

Every evening when the sun goes down, the Sandman awakens. He goes out into the world with a bag full of magic sand, which he sprinkles in children's eyes to send them off to deep sleep and sweet dreams. Sometimes he runs into problems--like the night Susannah didn't want to go to sleep. Wide awake and bored, Susannah stages a gigantic pillow fight and the poor Sandman is caught in the middle. How will he ever send Susannah off to sleep? Full color.

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Text: English (translation)
Original Language: German

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PreSchool-Grade 2. The Sandman, who sprinkles magic dust on tired children so they sleep soundly and dream sweet dreams, is dismayed to find Susannah wide awake. Not content to be up by herself, the girl starts a pillow fight to wake up her sleeping toys and pets. The Sandman, caught amid the flying feathers, must wait her out. When she tires, he is finally able to sprinkle her with his magic dust. Muted illustrations and the use of present-tense language complement the story and match its energy. Shifting perspectives and looming shadows give the pillow-fight scenes a sense of drama as the toys and pets grow in size and come to life, only to change back as everyone falls asleep. This gentle, child-centered story is sure to appeal to youngsters, particularly at bedtime.?Tana Elias, Meadowridge Branch Library, Madison, WI
Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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