Monday, October 23, 2017
Babies Can Sleep Anywhere
First sentence: Puppy dogs sleep in a pile on a rug. Kitty cats snooze in a chair. A turtle tucks into his shell nice and snug. But babies can sleep anywhere.
Premise/plot: This picture book is a poem in disguise. There are a lot of animals in this one--sleeping animals. Each animal introduced sleeps somewhere special. But the refrain remains the same throughout: But babies can sleep anywhere. The illustrations give us just a few examples of where babies might sleep.
My thoughts: Can babies sleep anywhere? Probably. Will babies sleep anywhere? That might depend on YOUR baby. In fact, there might be new parents out there asking: Do babies sleep at all?! Babies don't always sleep when you want, where you want, for as long as you want. But one fact remains: BOOKS and BABIES belong together. It's never too early to start reading to your little one. And the rhythm and rhyme of this one makes it a good choice.
Text: 5 out of 5
Illustrations: 3 out of 5
Total: 8 out of 10
© 2017 Becky Laney of Young Readers