Thursday, September 23, 2010

Pick of the Week: Sleepy, Oh So Sleepy

Sleepy, Oh So Sleepy by Denise Fleming (Henry Holt & Company, 2010)
Denise Fleming's painted, textured pulp papermaking techniques are perfect for this gentle story. The book begins, "Tiny baby panda, sleepy, oh so sleepy / Tiny baby ostrich, sleepy, oh so sleepy / Tiny baby lion, sleepy, oh so sleepy. Where's my sleepy baby?" Readers visit a variety of sleeping animal babies on double-page spreads, eventually coming to a human baby, yawning and snuggling up with an adorable toy sock monkey. Share this lovely book at bedtime!

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