"SLEEP SAFE, LITTLE WHALE: A Lullaby" by Miriam Schlein

"SLEEP SAFE, LITTLE WHALE: A Lullaby"

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KIRKUS REVIEW

An elongated lullaby--pages that unfold, concertina-style, into a look at dreaming animals from around the globe. Schlein (More Than One, 1996, etc.) takes readers through bedtime in the animal kingdom: ""Sleep safe,/baby kangaroo,/in your mama's/furry pocket./Sleep safe."" The joey cuddles up in the mother's pouch, an eagle chick nests in a high peak, a baby whale is tucked into the waves. Each soothing verse of this lullaby is paired with a soft drawing of the animal watched over by the mother, father, or, in the case of the baby elephant, the whole herd. On the reverse side of the fold-out pages is a long map where children--if they haven't already fallen asleep--can pick out the sleeping creatures in their habitats.

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 1997
Page count: 17pp
Publisher: Greenwillow