I received this book for free from the publisher at BEA 2016. That fact in no way influenced my opinion of the book or the content of this review.
A Number Slumber by Suzanne Bloom
Published on October 4, 2016.
In this book, beloved author-illustrator Suzanne Bloom asks readers how they prepare for bed—from putting on jammies to asking for one more hug—then counts down to bedtime from ten terribly tired tigers to one really weary wombat. Each animal demonstrates a different bedtime ritual—skunks somersault into bunks and elephants curl up with their trunks—adding original and inventive rhymes and a clever counting-backward structure to the bedtime book genre. The lyrical, rhyming text combines with dreamy, colorful artwork to provide a perfect way for children to wind down from an active day in a book sure to become a new bedtime classic.
A Number Slumber is a fairly classic bedtime book. It begins with asking the child what they do to get ready for bed. Then it goes into a countdown of what some other “sleepyheads” do at bedtime. From 10 to 1 Suzanne Bloom has come up with some amazingly alliterative rhymes about various animals heading off to bed. It’s cute. Kids ages 2-4 will enjoy this book.
The illustrations all have a blue hue with an almost dream-like quality as there are no outlines or extra details. All of the animals look sufficiently tired or asleep. This book just may get little ones tired out and ready for bed as well.
My Rating: 3 Stars
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