Monday, October 23, 2017

Babies Can Sleep Anywhere

Babies Can Sleep Anywhere. Lisa Wheeler. Illustrated by Carolin Buzio. 2017. Harry N. Abrams. 32 pages. [Source: Library]

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

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