MY SLEEPY ROOM by Jessica Steinbrenner


Age Range: 3 - 5
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In a winsome debut, Steinbrenner touts the wonders of child’s bedroom. A preschooler leads readers on an imaginative tour of her room, inviting them to explore the landscape of her private world. Steinbrenner focuses on universal details that will resonate with readers of a certain age. Newly independent tots will admire Bess’s catalogue of achievements: her big-girl bed, her bunny clock to learn time-telling, her plethora of books and toys. The linear format of the tale leads Bess, and readers, right into bed—in an appropriately sleepy frame of mind ready for good-night kisses and dreamland. Wolf renders heavily pigmented paintings in a vibrant array of deep evening colors. Her richly textured images provide intriguing details to peruse, incorporating many elements from the text; the cuddly stuffed animals with benevolent smiles offer a serene nighttime salutation to Bess and readers alike. (Picture book. 3-5)

Pub Date: April 1st, 2004
ISBN: 1-59354-007-8
Page count: 32pp
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: April 1st, 2004