by Dee Leone
Illustrated by Bali Engel
Published Feb. 6, 2018
Review copy provided by publisher.
Night falls, and the world sings a lullaby in this beautifully imagined picture book. The lush illustrations and gentle, rhyming text will lull young readers to sleep.
Shh—listen. Can you hear the quiet, loving sounds of the nighttime world? From moths fluttering their powdery wings, to a nightingale’s sweet trills, to swaying willow trees softly shushing, shushing everyone to sleep, this rhythmic, rhyming lullaby will soothe and calm little ones. The tender, nature-filled bedtime scenes sweep across land, sky, and sea, with animal parents everywhere tucking in their children. A final scene featuring a mother and her baby brings the whole story back home.
Wow! Just...wow! This book is gorgeous. The poetry is brilliant and the illustrations are just perfect. I felt sleepy just reading it myself.
The reader travels through nature at night and is treated to the sights and sounds of animals, trees, flowers, and oceans. The accompanying illustrations are done using dark blue backgrounds that fill the page. Soft moonlight illuminates night creatures and landscapes, giving the reader a glimpse of nighttime activities.
Here is the opening stanza.
Moths with powdery wings so soft
gently stir the air aloft.
Their flitter-flutter lullabies
barely whisper, "Close your eyes".
Leone, Dee 2018.
Trust me, you will want to add this breathtaking book to your poetry or bedtime book collection. It will appeal to a wide range of readers and listeners.
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