Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

Wynken, Blynken, & Nod Hardcover – September 1, 1995


See all 3 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Hardcover
"Please retry"
$28.83 $1.46



Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought

NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Top 20 Books for Kids
See the books our editors' chose as the Best Children's Books of 2014 So Far or see the lists by age: Baby-2 | Ages 3-5 | Ages 6-8 | Ages 9-12 | Nonfiction

Product Details

  • Age Range: 2 and up
  • Lexile Measure: 950L (What's this?)
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: NorthSouth; First Edition edition (September 1, 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1558584226
  • ISBN-13: 978-1558584228
  • Product Dimensions: 11.5 x 8.7 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (54 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #202,258 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From Publishers Weekly

Inspired by Field's bedtime poem with its night sky of "twinkling foam," Westerman (The Gingham Dog and the Calico Cat) conjures forth an eerie, luminous sea- and skyscape, aglitter with splendid silver "herring fish" stars. Three children and their cat enact the roles of Field's fishermen as they sail off in a wooden shoe boat, its sail made from a patched sheet. While not surrealistic, the characters and setting are thoroughly dreamlike. The artist's predominantly blue-green palette influences not only the pictures of the sea and moon, but also the children's faces. They stare like ghostly sleepwalkers, their countenances reflecting the blue of the sky, while the crater-mottled moon floats off through the sea's ruffled waves. The night-as-sea illustrations echo the imagery of the text, but Westerman adds more action with the children returning home, anchoring their boat to the chimney and climbing through a gabled window to their bed. Westerman's inventive design elements (the real bedroom's quilt and decor are similar to the visual motifs in the dreamscape) provide a soothing accompaniment for the familiar text, a staple for bedtime reading. Ages 3-6.
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From School Library Journal

PreSchool-Grade 1?This classic bedtime poem appears in a newly illustrated edition; previous versions include those illustrated by Susan Jeffers (Dutton 1982), Sheilah Beckett (Putnam, 1986; o.p.), Barbara Cooney (Hastings, 1991), and Cathy Beylon (Golden, 1992). Westerman's minutely detailed watercolors depict a Dutch landscape where three children, dressed in nightclothes, and a cat set sail in a wooden shoe. The luminosity of the moonlit sea is captured in muted shades of blue that create a soothing mood for the dramatic verse. Spacious design featuring full-page, neatly bordered pictures opposite the text enhances the quiet mood. The elaborate typeface is artistically in keeping with the 19th-century flavor of the poem.?Sally R. Dow, Ossining Public Library, NY
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5 stars
5 star
50
4 star
4
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
See all 54 customer reviews
A "must" book for young children.
Nature Girl
My mom read this book to me so many times when I was a little girl, she had it memorized.
K Barham
Great poem and wonderful illustrations.
jenb

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

21 of 21 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 23, 1998
Format: Hardcover
I raised my 4 children with this book and now am introducing my grandchildren to it. Always the last read at night and we all knew it by heart. Pleasant dreams were inspired from this poem and what a peaceful way to fall asleep. I really appreciated the poem but the illustrator definately grasped the feel of the words.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Adalberta Nelson on August 24, 2006
Format: Hardcover
This book has been a long time favorite of my daughter-in-law. Now that she and my son are soon expecting their first child she asked that I purchase the book... this is one of two books that will be part of their family tradition. It will be read by my son to his daughter at first on cassette tape where she will get to know her daddy's voice and then when he comes home and holds her for the first time. It is a great book! Great enough to send to Iraq in love of the miracle we are waiting for.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 6, 2001
Format: Hardcover
I picked up this edition of "Wynken, Blynken, and Nod" at the preschool arts lab where I work, and remembered that the poem has been set to music. Using the lovely pictures and singing the song, I kept a group of three year olds enthralled for fifteen minutes...without a sound. Such is the power of this dreamy little poem. Nets of silver and gold has this story, and Westerman's illustrations are stars in the twinkling foam.
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Marie A. Fornicola on October 10, 2005
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Beautifully illustrated! My granddaughter (age 3) asked a hundred questions while I was trying to read the poem. This means, to me, that she is trying to put the illustration with the poem. She thoroughly enjoyed it and kept saying "again" at the end. A very old poem still marches on!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By BroadwayMom on May 20, 2008
Format: Hardcover
Captain Kangaroo sang this song on his show many years ago. I was fortunate to have
the leather bound edition of children's poems by Eugene Field that included this poem.

I sang "Wynken, Blynken & Nod" to all our children and all the children I have loved. The original
is a bit different and has more lyrics but the feel is the same. The color pictures
are beautiful. The song is a wonderful bedtime routine and the imagery is lovely. Also,
it is appropriate for either a boy or girl. This book makes a wonderful addition to any children's library.

We will be gifting and singing this poem to the children of the many children we
love.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By K Barham on April 23, 2008
Format: Hardcover
My mom read this book to me so many times when I was a little girl, she had it memorized. Whenever I was sad, or sick, she would read it to me. There was nothing in the whole world more relaxing, calming, or soothing than to hear my mom read me this book!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Bernalgirl on March 16, 2006
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Both my 1-year old daughter and I are captivated by this book, the illustrations are gorgeous and the rhythm is so engaging for small children. I just wish it came as a board book, then I think it would be her favorite.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Mom on January 27, 2010
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Having sung the song inspired by the poem, I was delighted to find it in text form so artfully illustrated! It includes a verse not typically sung in the lullaby which made it a secret treasure. It was a beautiful gift for grown children who hold fond memories of it as a lullaby - and both declared that the images are just as they imagined! A wonderful gift for anyone who has heard the lullaby. The only thing missing is a CD of the lullaby to accompany it.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Customer Images

Most Recent Customer Reviews

Search

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?