Parents' Guide to

So Sleepy Story

By Patricia Tauzer, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 3+

Kids won't tire of whimsical bedtime story.

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Soft-sounding words and whimsical drawings create a comforting nighttime world in this wonderfully artistic book. Kids will enjoy the gentle repetition of simple language and alliterative sounds coupled with drawings reminiscent of Mother Goose books. Kids will also enjoy the message: Even when the boy is awakened by music floating through his window, he isn't jarred, but just listens until the music drifts away. This book might help reassure kids who are having trouble with their own nighttime sleep.

The playful and original illustrations carry the plot, which is more poem than story. Clever details fill the pages, and color shifts to show the sleeping world as opposed to the awakening one. This book is playful and fun yet gentle and soothing -- a great choice for a bedtime story.

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