I'd love to end my quiet week with these two great artsy, sleepy reads.
So Sleepy Story by Uri Shulevitz. Everything in a sleepy house is sleepy, sleepy until there is a disruption to their quiet rest and soon everyone is up and dancing! Things quiet down and they all drift off again, sleepy, sleepy and hopefully your little ones will be sleepy, sleepy too. The illustrations are ink and water color and move between blue-gray tones for sleepy time and brightly colored for when they are disturbed out of their sleep. Everything in the sleepy house from dishes to chairs have faces and are alive to sleep or dance about.
A Book of Sleep by Il Sung Na, is just that a book of all the ways different animals sleep, except for a night owl, who's up for the night. He keeps a watchful eye over everything until the morning when he's fast a sleep. There's a collage style to the ink and watercolor illustrations playing with patterns and textures. The pages are filled with little line drawings with all kinds of animals and nature for your little one to gaze at.