How Does Sleep Come? by Jeanne Blackmore

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In her picture book debut, Jeanne Blackmore continues her grandfather Roger Duvoisin's tradition of creating beautiful books for children. Through her poetic and deceptively simple text, Blackmore has created an ideal sleepy time tale:

"How does sleep come?" Jacob asked his Mama as he climbed into bed. Jacob's Mama tucked the covers all around Jacob just so, and then she told him. "Sleep comes quietly. Like a snowfall that blankets a meadow on a dark starry night, and lays down a soft white canvas for rabbits to leave footprints."

Jacob closed his eyes.
And the snow fell.
And the fog rolled in.
And the clouds drifted.
And the cat purred.
And quietly, silently, softly, peacefully, gently, Jacob fell asleep.
 

About Jeanne Blackmore

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Jeanne Blackmore comes from a family of storytellers, and lives in Vermont with her husband, children, dogs, chickens, and hermit crabs. Jeanne hasslept well all of her life.ELIZABETH SAYLES has illustrated more than 25 books for children including the NY Times #1 best selling picture book, I Already Know I Love You by Billy Crystal. She is adjunct professor of Illustration at the School of Visual Arts in NYC. She lives in the lower Hudson Valley of New York, with her husband and their daughter.
 
Published September 1, 2012 by Sourcebooks Jabberwocky. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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A sleepy-bye story that doesn’t work on any number of levels, despite Jacob’s starry blanket and sweet-faced mama.

Aug 08 2012 | Read Full Review of How Does Sleep Come?

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Blackmore has carefully polished her prose’s rolling, soothing rhythm, beginning with adverbs that describe how sleep comes and finishing by knitting them into one long, hypnotic final sentence: “And quietly, silently, softly, peacefully, gently, Jacob fell asleep.” Sayles (Moon Child) imag...

Aug 06 2012 | Read Full Review of How Does Sleep Come?

Examiner

When it's time to put your baby to sleep, do you often turn to the tried-and-true staples?

Dec 29 2012 | Read Full Review of How Does Sleep Come?

Las Vegas Review Journal

No, so Jacob's mama told him that sleep can come in like a cloud in the sky, just floating along with nothing to say.

Sep 25 2012 | Read Full Review of How Does Sleep Come?

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