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Sleepy Sun Kindle Edition
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Sleepy Sun is a soft cover children's book about the sun coming out and then at the end it goes to sleep. It is such a cute story and the illustrations are really amazing. I read in the back that the illustrator used acrylic paint to showcase the story in this full color picture book. Every page has a full-page picture and my sons really liked them! Now even though this book is 26 pages long, it is a very quick read, perfect to read before bed. Each page has only 1 or 2 sentences that rhyme and the story flows very well.
I enjoyed this book and I really think my sons did too. It is perfect for boys and girls of all races and even though it says it is for ages 4-8, my little guys smiled when I read it. The only part I would change is I would prefer a hardcover for durability purposes, as my boys are rough on books.
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Sleepy Sun is a bedtime story for toddlers and young children. The story follows the sun, as it illuminates places and activities all over the world. At the end of a long busy day, the sun sets, and goes to sleep. The story incorporates a loose rhyming structure, which is always a plus for little ones. (My four year old loves rhyming stories.) The story will engage your preschooler who asks questions like "where does the sun go at night?"
The illustrations are gorgeous. The paintings depict the sun shining down on people and landscapes all over the world. There are beaches, mountains, cornfields, the desert, a city street, and more. The sun looks and "feels" different in each picture. It's big and yellow at the beach, orange and hot in the desert. My first impression was that the illustrations definitely had a Southwestern influence, and when I read the bios at the back of the book, I found out the artist lives in Arizona.
I liked the fact that the pictures of people in the book represented a great deal of ethnic diversity. It's important to me to expose my kids to as much diversity as I can, however I can, since I can't physically take them everywhere, or have them meet everyone.
All in all, I found this to be a sweet book, which brought to mind classic bedtime stories like Goodnight Moon. At the end of the the book, the moon goes to bed, and (hopefully,) your little one does too.
Sleepy Sun by Mari Priscilla Hanson is an absolute favorite book of mine! When it came in the mail, I had Mommy read it to me four times in a row right away, and I could have kept on going! It rhymes, with colorful pictures full of things I know all about. And it's a good book for hugging time!
Here's what I got to say about the book:
Do you like this book? Yeah!
What is the book about? The sunshine! It's getting sleepy!
What's your favorite part? When the boys and the girls play with the animals!
What does the sunshine do? It makes things hot.
What color is the sunshine? Yellow. And orange and pink.
The sun has gone to sleep now. See, it's dark outside! Are you ready to go to sleep, too? Read it again! Read it again!
Everything about this book whispers that it is a personal book written by a mom for her child. I love it! The words are sweetly innocent, and the illustrations remind me of the children's picture book my own mom made for a class when I was young.
This makes a perfect snuggly bedtime book, though my one complaint is that Esmé keeps asking for it to be read over and over, making it hard to wrap up and turn out the light. The book ends with these words:
It's time to go to sleep now
The stars are shining bright
It will see you in the morning
Goodnight, Sweet Child, goodnight
This might not make it onto our science shelf (coincidentally, we had just been discussing how the earth revolves around the sun and not the other way around), but it does make the sun come to life for a child. The book is definitely a winner in our house, and I suspect this will remain a bedtime favorite for some time to come...
I have read Sleepy Sun to my boys several time over the last week. My 2 yr old adores the illustrations and tells me he wants to "go there" - pointing to various places depicted in the images. The illustrations are vivid and imaginative.
The text itself is simple and soothing. In telling the story of places the sun has shone it opens up for a great dialogue with young children that the sun shines in more places than just their own backyard. In the Sleepy Sun some of the places that the sun shines are on children swimming, skiers swooshing, a great big city and the dessert - I love that different weather/seasons are incorporated in the book as well as different places around the world.
We love introducing our boys (age 1 and 2) to new books and I am always on the lookout for new stories to read to them and because of that I was excited to receive this one to review. I enjoy this book because it had encouraged my 2 yr olds imagination to start thinking about the sun and when we are out he tries to find where the sun is.
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