Thursday, August 7, 2014

Sleepytime Me

Cover image for Sleepytime me
Sleepytime Me
by Edith Hope Fine
illustrated by Christopher Denise
Random House, 2014. unpaged picture book

Fine has composed a love song to the coming of night.  Each stanza, written in rhyme, is short and has a restful meter. "Daylight's fading./Stars grow bright./Darkness glowing./Velvet night." The large font text is printed in pale yellow on full page illustrations.  Denise's pictures play with the contrast of small lights in a dark world; fireflies, stars, light from a window.  They are done in comfortable blues, greens, yellows and browns, and are beautifully composed. The effect of the illustrations and text together is lovely and restful. This is a great choice for someone looking for a new bedtime book.

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