THE SLEEPY VILLAGE by Naoma Zimmerman

THE SLEEPY VILLAGE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Intended for bedtime telling, this is a soothing and relaxing story about a quaint village (presumably European). From morning bustling, with frolicking children cavorting about the fountain, flower vendors hawking their wares, rattling carts and honking geese, until evening when the townspeople yawn and stretch, we see the day-to-evening transition which ends in the tranquillity of night. The very representational pictures are brightly colored, but they seem almost dated in feeling. A primer vocabulary makes this very easy reading, but the theme seams more appropriate for a read-aloud bedtime approach, rather than independent reading.

Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 1957
Publisher: Children's Press