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THE ANIMALS' LULLABY by Tom Paxton

THE ANIMALS' LULLABY

By Tom Paxton (Author) , Erick Ingraham (Illustrator)

Age Range: 1 - 6

Pub Date: May 19th, 1993
ISBN: 0-688-10468-1
Publisher: Morrow/HarperCollins

 A soporific song with verses about animals--``Foxes are drowsy/Deep in their cool, dark den./Sleep little red-tailed foxes,/Morning will come again./Good night foxes,/Good night.'' Listeners who manage to stay awake through the first dozen repetitions of the singsong-y melody (included) can go on to a 13th (sunset and sandman) and the last (``Children are snuggling''). Ingraham's acrylic paintings, gently bordered in blanket-soft colors like olive and mauve, are beautifully composed to reflect the peaceful tone; his animals--horses trotting to the barn, otters taking a last quiet slide, porcupines curling up together, kittens yawning, etc.--are precisely observed and skillfully rendered. Attractive. (Picture book. 1-6)