A Book of Sleep

A Book of Sleep

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Random House, Inc.
When the sky grows dark
and the moon glows bright,
everyone goes to sleep . . .
except for the watchful owl!

With a spare, soothing text and beautifully rich and textured illustrations of a starry night, this is the perfect “book of sleep.” Join the owl on his moonlit journey as he watches all the other animals settle in for the night: some sleep standing up, while some sleep on the move! Some sleep peacefully alone, while others sleep all together, huddled close.

Il Sung Na makes his American debut with this gorgeous bedtime offering. While each animal rests in its own special way, little ones will also drift off to a cozy sleep.

Baker & Taylor
With the moon shining bright and the stars twinkling high above, the alert owl looks upon the landscape and takes note of all the different animals in their quiet states of slumber - some huddled together, some sleeping alone, and others dreaming as they stand. Simultaneous.

Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2009
Edition: First American edition
ISBN: 9780375862236
Branch Call Number: E NA
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 x 26 cm
Notes: Originally published: London : Meadowside Children's Books, 2007


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Feb 03, 2018

Gorgeous book and clever story!

May 26, 2016

Gorgeous pictures! Helped 2.5 yo fall asleep. He requested it everyday we had it out from the library. He began to remember all the words. Great simple story.

Mar 11, 2015

Owl is awake as the rest of the animal kingdom falls asleep. Owl flies overhead and watches each animal. We are given a description of how each animal sleeps: Some sleep standing up, some sleep with one eye open and others huddle close together. But when the sun comes up, it is time for owl to finally close his eyes and go to sleep.

The illustrations are made with painted textures and digital work. They are beautiful, soft, textured for interest, and fun to look at.

This is a very soothing story for the little ones at bedtime. Some of the pictures are funny and the older ones may spend time laughing instead of sleeping (such as the backside view of the horses and the snoring elephants). The pictures are not to be missed. The are unique, colorful and have many little details in the texture. I would have liked to have seen a different cover picture though. This one of Owl looks a bit creepy which does not set the tone of a sleepy read.

This story is very short for a small attention span. I recommend this story for the littlest ones ages 2-5.

SCL_Preschool Feb 21, 2012

A great bedtime book for little ones featuring a variety of animals and fabulous artwork.

Jul 05, 2011

BEAUTIFUL illustrations in this book! Very modern! It is a cute story and a gorgeous book. I don't know who liked it better, myself or my daughter...

MandyKleine Aug 23, 2010

Loved the art work in this book. My son enjoyed finding the owl on each page.

miss_b May 04, 2010

The illustrations are nothing short of exquisite, and I could honestly just look at this book for hours.


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Mar 11, 2015

mmcbeth29 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 2 and 5

MandyKleine Aug 23, 2010

MandyKleine thinks this title is suitable for 6 years and under


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