Bedtime for Sweet Creatures

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Product Details

Price
$17.99  $16.55
Publisher
Sourcebooks Jabberwocky
Publish Date
Pages
32
Dimensions
11.2 X 8.7 X 0.6 inches | 0.9 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781492638322

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About the Author

New York Times bestselling author Nikki Grimes is the recipient of the 2016 Virginia Hamilton Literary Award and the 2006 NCTE Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children. Her distinguished works include ALA Notable book What is Goodbye?, Coretta Scott King Award winner Bronx Masquerade, and Coretta Scott King Author Honor books Jazmin's Notebook, Talkin' About Bessie, Dark Sons, The Road to Paris, and Words with Wings. Creator of the popular Meet Danitra Brown, Ms. Grimes lives in California.
Elizabeth Zunon earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration degree at the Rhode Island School of Design and has illustrated many books for children, including Lee & Low Books's Poems in the Attic by Nikki Grimes. Zunon spent her childhood in Ivory Coast, West Africa, and now lives in Albany, New York, where she was born. Zunon was inspired by both the fragility and the strength of El Anatsui's works and created the illustrations for Bottle Tops with paint and cut paper collage. You can visit her online at lizzunon.com.

Reviews

"[A] rhythmic, playful romp through a restless child's bedtime routine... a loving, effective lullaby." - Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"A patient mother with a healthy sense of whimsy helps prepare her headstrong toddler for bed... Zunon's art takes this book to the next level: Her portrayals of the animals mentioned in the text are colorful and full of intriguing patterns and shapes. An adventurous treat of a bedtime story." - Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
"Grimes and Zunon capture the time-for-bed dance with verve, imagination and empathy in this tale of a not-sleepy child and her creative appeals to stay up longer... On each lovely page, Zunon collages realistic images of the family alongside fanciful, mythical-looking animals. With its refreshing ending - the girl ends up in her parents' bed, as so many children do - this one has the feel of an all-time great bedtime picture book." - The New York Times
"vivid and appealing" - The Wall Street Journal
"Lots of rich imagery plus brightly colored collage illustrations make this a wonderful choice to read to children at bedtime, rich with family, imagination, and love." - Imagination Soup
"An adorable and imaginative bedtime story to add to collections for young children...children will engage with the pajama-clad tot's antics and be soothed by the book's positive tone. A fabulous interpretation of an everyday battle."
" - Booklist (starred review)
"Exceptionally well-done... highly recommended." - School Library Journal (starred review)