SHHHHH! EVERYBODY’S SLEEPING by Julie Markes

SHHHHH! EVERYBODY’S SLEEPING

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Age Range: 2 - 5

KIRKUS REVIEW

This is a wonderful new story in the bedtime tradition. Now the day is done and everyone (except the reader) has gone to sleep. Each page visits a slumbering person in their perfect occupational background. “The librarian is sleeping. Books put away.” Her bed is a large book softened by billowy blankets and pillows and her teddy is still wearing his spectacles, which match hers. Even her lamp is a book. The fireman’s bed is bright red and complete with a bell, firehose, and a plush spotted dog. The snoozing policeman is still directing the cars that slide over his highway-decorated quilt. There’s even a gardener nestled among his flowers with a blanket of grass. The snoozers are smiling serenely as if their dreams are divine. The story concludes with a final sweet message that will lull any tiny one into a safe and snuggly sleep. In taffy-bright pastels, the magnificent illustrations offer imaginative details that cannot fail to amuse and soothe readers. (Picture book. 2-5)

Pub Date: Jan. 1st, 2005
ISBN: 0-06-053790-6
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: HarperCollins
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: Dec. 15th, 2004




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