Tuesday, February 9, 2010

How Do you Sleep?

Written by: Louise Bonnett-Rampersaud
Illustrated by: Kristen Kest

Typically, children enjoy reading about things that are somewhat familiar. Often, they also like to read about animals. Have you noticed? How Do you Sleep? is a combination of the two well-loved angles. I love simple non fiction books for young children --and this is one of them. Each few pages tells how a different animal gets his rest. Birds have nests, Bears have caves where they curl right up, and frogs have lilly pads. In a classic way of ending, the author tells how children get their own rest (by wriggling to sleep of course)! This is a simple sweet story that gently teaches the basics about animal sleep. I love it!


thecapedhappyender said...

I do remember reading somewhere that children dream about animals before anything else. Not sure how this study was taken, however, it is more proof that children love animals. So often animal names are part of a child's first ten words. This looks like a great book. I am excited to find it!

thecapedhappyender said...

Have I mentioned I love the new header/banner? Love it!

Kim Baise said...

Whenever my 2 year old sees or hears an animal of any kind she gets so excited. Sounds like a good bedtime book!

kanishk said...

This looks like a great book. I am excited to find it!

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