All the sleepy-eyed creatures in Mem Fox and Jane Dyer's sweet picture book, Time for Bed, may be inspiration enough for young readers to nod off to dreamland. But just in case, this charming gift set includes, in addition to a board-book edition of the popular book, a soothing ceramic nightlight depicting Mama and Baby sheep. ("It's time for bed, little sheep, little sheep, / The whole wide world is going to sleep.") Here is the perfect gift for a newborn, who will start out life in the coziest surroundings possible. (Baby to preschool) --Emilie Coulter --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Filling each spread, Dyer's (illustrator of the Piggins books and of Baby Bear's Bedtime Book ) commanding yet gentle, large-scale watercolors are the key to the appeal of this bedtime lullaby. Fox ( Possum Magic ; Guess What? ) offers sweet but slim verse that bids good night to a selection of animals being cuddled and coddled by their mothers, all endearingly rendered at eye-level. The rhymed couplets have a pleasantly lilting rhythm, if an occasionally trite rhyme scheme: "It's time for bed, little sheep, little sheep, / The whole wide world is going to sleep." After viewing the various animals nodding off, youngsters will take their bedtime cue from a cherubic toddler, whose blond head falls into a pillow covered with golden stars as mother offers a hug and the text concludes: "The stars on high are shining bright-- / Sweet dreams, my darling, sleep well . . . / good night!" Ages 2-6.
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
This is one of our favorite bed time books for our daughter, age 18 months. Very nice illustrations, cute "story". I have purchased several as baby gifts.Published 9 days ago by C. Woodring
Got this as a baby gift when our first kiddo was born. It's a book that you read slowly, in a whisper, at bedtime. Read morePublished 11 days ago by Simona Ludlow
Sweet bedtime story that children love. Especially good for toddlers.Published 20 days ago by Kindle Customer in Jville
This is now our favorite bedtime book. Our little one drifts of to sleep while I'm reading this book. So cute. We love the rhymes and the illustrations.Published 28 days ago by Sonia
Our babe didn't respond to this at all. Each to their own so no need to deduct stars as it was a high quality book with great illustrations. Every baby is different!Published 1 month ago by Sally L.