Day is done. Darkness is falling everywhere, and little ones are getting sleepy. This gentle board book, with its rhythmic verse and peaceful, loving illustrations will lull toddlers whether it's bedtime, nap time, or simply time for a snuggle.Day is done. Darkness is falling everywhere, and little ones are getting sleepy. This gentle board book, with its rhythmic verse and peaceful, loving illustrations will lull toddlers whether it's bedtime, nap time, or simply time for a snuggle.Read Less
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Publishers Weekly, 2005-01-24 "Dyer's commanding yet gentle, large-scale watercolors are the key to the appeal of this bedtime lullaby," wrote PW of the hardcover edition of Time for Bed by Mem Fox, now available in an oversize board book edition. A host of parents nudge their little ones to sleep, from a mouse to a sheep to the final image of a smiling human mother tucking in her child. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
Publishers Weekly, 2001-11-05 A board book edition of Mem Fox's Time for Bed, illus. by Jane Dyer, is included in the Time for Bed Gift Set. As the baby animals settle down for a good night's sleep, youngsters will be lulled by the soothing, repetitive text, and the sturdy, beautifully crafted nightlight nestled alongside the book in a handsome package will assuage any fear of the dark. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
Publishers Weekly, 1993-08-09 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. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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