Saturday 16 March 2013

Let’s Go to Sleep

Let’s Go to Sleep by Margaret Wild, illustrated by Michelle Dawson (Working Title Press)
HB RRP $24.95
ISBN 9781921504440
Reviewed by Vicki Thornton

All over the world, in deserts and jungles, in woodlands and seas, little animals are going to sleep.

Once again Margaret Wild brings her love of language to the picture book. The soft gentle text in this book is perfect to be read out loud. It has a rhythm that is perfect for bedtime, guaranteed to settle young ones to sleep.

Dawson’s delicate illustrations, using a combination of soft pencil, ink and watercolours really bring these baby animals and their families to life.  Rendered in calm and soothing tones, they help to bring tranquillity to the book,  helping to emphasise Wild’s poetic text.

This book would make a wonderful gift for a new mum.  It would soon become a family favourite…perfect for bedtime.

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