Wednesday, January 19, 2011

A Book of Sleep by Il Sung Na

This beautifully illustrated board book would make a great bedtime story.

Borzoi Books, a division of Alfred A Knopf, sent me a copy of this book for review (thank you).  It's being published this month and is the first American board book edition.

I was unfamiliar with Il Sung Na, but these illustrations really drew my attention.  Upon visiting Na's website, I see there are other books done in this definitive illustration style, and they all look lovely.

The owl takes you for a tour of sleeping animals, showing how and where they sleep.  When morning arrives, the owl closes his eyes for sleep.

The illustrations alone are a good reason to buy this book.  They are luscious, rich, and intriguing.  The owl is hiding in a good many of the pictures.  Let your little one find him.

Why not add this treasure to your child's library?  I'm sure you'll both enjoy reading it.

Happy reading!

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