Sleepsong by George Ella Lyon

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It's time.

Bears, birds, cats, whales, oceans the earth itself must call it a day.

Just the time to pick out this book, climb on a lap, and listen.

Just the time to watch the light rise and fall at the corners of your eyes - to doze, to sigh, to say to this day, this one among many, shhhhhh shhhh good-bye.

About George Ella Lyon

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George Ella Lyon grew up just down the road from Blanton Forest, the largest old growth forest in Kentucky, and has always felt most at home in the woods. Some of her recent titles include the ALA Notable All the Water in the World, the Schneider Family Book Award–winner The Pirate of Kindergarten, the Jane Addams Peace Award Honor Book You and Me and Home Sweet Home, and Planes Fly! A novelist and poet, she lives with her family in Lexington, Kentucky. You can find out more online at Peter Catalanotto has written fifteen books for children, including Monkey & Robot, Question Boy Meets Little Miss Know-It-All, Ivan the Terrier, Matthew A.B.C., and Emily’s Art, of which School Library Journal said in a starred review, “Whether viewed from afar or up close, this creative and heartfelt book is a masterpiece.” Peter has illustrated more than forty books, among them several collaborations with George Ella Lyon. Their Mother to Tigers received a starred review in School Library Journal and was one of the New York Public Library’s 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing in 2003. He lives in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.
Published December 23, 2008 by Atheneum/Richard Jackson Books. 40 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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This stripe begins the book just at the lower edge of the page and expands upward with each page turn until finally, in the last spread, it washes over the little girl, including her in its cozy nighttime swirl.

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Lyon and Catalanotto (previously paired for Mother to Tigers ) offer a going-to-bed book with rhythmic, Raffi-like lyrics: “Everything nests—Shh shh—Everything rests—Shh shh—Cow in the barn—Fox in the den—I'm right here—Tucking you in.” Envisioning a classically telegenic family with a blue-eyed,...

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