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Title:
The big book of slumber
Author:
Zoboli, Giovanna.
Personal Author:
Uniform Title:
Grande libro dei pisolini. English
Publication Information:
Grand Rapids, Michigan : Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, 2014.
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 33 cm
Summary:
"All creatures of the world find time to rest. In this lullaby book, countless cozy animals settle down in their beds"--
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 3.0 0.5 165779.
ISBN:
9780802854391
Format :
Book

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Summary

A stunning lullaby book that will both delight and soothe

All creatures of the world find time to rest. And in this charming lullaby book, countless cozy animals settle down in their beds. Bears lie under their blankets, the fox snuggles beneath a tree in the light of the moon, and the monkey tucks his banana close beside him.

This brilliant pairing of author and illustrator brings us a vibrant yet elegant bedtime book that is sure to enchant young readers as they drift sweetly into their own dreams.


Author Notes

Giovanna Zoboli is an Italian author and editor. She has written several award-winning books for young readers. Giovanna lives in Italy.

Simona Mulazzani is an international children's book illustrator. She has won a number of awards for her work and has illustrated over 60 children's and adult books. She also lives in Italy.


Reviews 2

Publisher's Weekly Review

Although a series of paintings showing nothing more than groups of sleeping animals might not sound so remarkable, the excursions of imagination in this book from the team behind I Wish I Had... make it a potential bedtime favorite. Deliciously fanciful scenarios, not zoological correctness, is the name of the game: camels sleep under quilts in bunk beds, while three seals slumber in armchairs balanced on the branches of a tree. Lots of big, threatening animals appear, but any thoughts of scariness are put to rest by the sweetness of their expressions as they slumber: the lion on his white lace pillow, the fox in flowered pajamas, the baboon with hands neatly crossed. If even the crocodile, the snake, and the tiger are sound asleep, the creators seem to imply, nothing can threaten readers on their way to bed. Zoboli's verses contains appealing moments of their own: "Dormouse and badger in beds side by side./ 'I like your pajamas,' friend badger confides." Only one bed is empty-its owner, an owl, stands guard on a tree branch above, staring wide-eyed at the stars. Ages 3-7. (Apr.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.


School Library Journal Review

PreS-This quiet bedtime story told in rhyming couplets reveals a wide range of fish, birds, insects, rodents, and other animals as they sleep. "Hushaby, hushaby, such comfy beds./All of these creatures are resting their heads." With a mix of indoor furniture and outdoor leaves, flowers, and trees, the book imparts a dreamlike state, appropriate to its peaceful topic. Couches, chairs, and even the ground are shown to be suitable places for repose, through images that depict animals of all kinds, from seals settled in treetop beds to a mouse, a mole, and a spider asleep in the cellar to a bird resting in a hammock. The large, ingenuous illustrations, done in paint and collage, have a naive, folklike quality. Bold patterns, including stripes, checks, patchwork, blossoms, and vines, decorate every page while still maintaining a soothing atmosphere. This title exudes tranquility and has the ability to calm a restless child at bedtime.-Maryann H. Owen, Children's Literature Specialist, Mt. Pleasant, WI (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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