May 16, 2011

How Do You Sleep?

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

A Book of Sleep by Il Sung Na featured a wonderfully soothing bedtime verse.  As the night sky grows dark, animals prepare for sleep in many different ways.  Some sleep in peace and quiet while others are noisy sleepers.  Some sleep standing up, some sleep while moving.  Some even sleep with both eyes open!  But no matter how they sleep, the owl keeps watch all through the night.  When the sun comes up, it's time for everyone to wake up..."except for the tired owl."  At last it's his turn to get some sleep.

A Book of Sleep is beautifully illustrated with a combination of paint textures and digitally generated images.  And the little owl is indeed on every page watching over the sleeping animals.  A Book of Sleep is a gorgeous, soothing bedtime book to add to your collection.  Sweet dreams!

1 comment:

  1. That looks like a wonderful bedtime story. I'll have to look for it!