Friday, September 24, 2010

A Pair of Sleepy Reads

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.


  1. Those books look lovely! Love the artwork. :)

    Thanks for visiting!

  2. Ink and watercolor illustrations seem like the perfect accompaniment to sleepy stories. Those look like great sleepy reads!

  3. The Ink and water color illustrations are so gorgeous!!! Oh my goodness! These are new to me too! I love stopping by every week and checking out the books you are featuring. We are going to be homeschooling starting Fall of 2011 with our boys...they will be 3 and 8 then. With this artwork they will both still love them! Thank you for sharing them with us!

    Visiting from Amanda's party!

  4. Boy, could my girls have used those books tonight!!! ;) Thanks for linking up with me. :)

  5. My children need encouragement with this issue. But, the bedtime wars come with the territory.

  6. You always have the coolest books over here. I haven't heard of either of these. Love the artwork on the covers - especially the owl. Thanks for sharing!