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Sleepsong
by George Ella Lyon and Peter Catalanotto


Overview - It's time.

Bears, birds, cats, whales, oceans the earth itself must call it a day.

Just the time to pick out this book, climb on a lap, and listen.

Just the time to watch the light rise and fall at the corners of your eyes - to doze, to sigh, to say to this day, this one among many, shhhhhh shhhh good-bye.  Read more...


 
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More About Sleepsong by George Ella Lyon; Peter Catalanotto
 
 
 
Overview
It's time.

Bears, birds, cats, whales, oceans the earth itself must call it a day.

Just the time to pick out this book, climb on a lap, and listen.

Just the time to watch the light rise and fall at the corners of your eyes - to doze, to sigh, to say to this day, this one among many, shhhhhh shhhh good-bye.

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780689869730
  • ISBN-10: 0689869738
  • Publisher: Atheneum Books
  • Publish Date: December 2008
  • Page Count: 40
  • Reading Level: Ages 1-4
  • Dimensions: 10 x 9.2 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.9 pounds


Related Categories

Books > Juvenile Fiction > Animals - General
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Nature & the Natural World - General

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

Publishers Weekly® Reviews

  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page 50.
  • Review Date: 2008-12-22
  • Reviewer: Staff

Lyon and Catalanotto (previously paired for Mother to Tigers) offer a going-to-bed book with rhythmic, Raffi-like lyrics: “Everything nests—Shh shh—Everything rests—Shh shh—Cow in the barn—Fox in the den—I'm right here—Tucking you in.” Envisioning a classically telegenic family with a blue-eyed, blonde daughter, Catalanotto paints luminous full-bleed watercolor spreads of the usual before-bed routine: bath, story, tuck in. He imagines sleep as an indigo layer of wash that floats up from the bottom of the pages, where the animals in the song are already sleeping, curled up in bluish, moonlit hues. These colors gradually engulf the girl, receding when the routine is derailed (it shrinks when she's bouncing), then creeping back up as she quiets down. In the final spread, when the girl falls asleep, her image joins all the other slumbering baby animals nestling together in one big den. A melody for the text appears on the last page. Lovely. Ages 1–4. (Dec.)

 
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