Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Song for a Summer Night: A Lullaby


Song for a Summer Night: A Lullaby
by Robert Heidbreder
illustrated by Quin Leng
Groundwood Books, 2015. Picture Book

A summer night has its own set of sounds. Leaves whisper, "shh, shh." Racoons waltz, "tra, la, la." Sound is added to sound until there is a nighttime lullaby that lulls all the children to sleep. The children wake the next morning, ready to greet the new day full of summer daytime sounds. This is a lovely and lyric read aloud written in rhyme.  Children will enjoy joining in as a parent reads the night sounds that are repeated each spread. Leng's watercolor illustrations match the soothing, yet whimsical mood of the text. This is a great new summer bedtime story.

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