Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Book Review- The Sea of Sleep

By Warren Hanson
Illustrated by Jim LaMarche
Published by Scholastic Press
Released on September 1st, 2010
Source- Scholastic
Ages 12 months & up
5 Stars- Wonderful Bed Time Story

Baby Otter, cuddled safely in Mama Otter's arms, rocks gently in the glittering, silvery waters. But the sea is teeming with life. And there are so many wondrous things to watch on the way to sleep.

The Sea of Sleep is a alluring, beautifully written bed time story, with captivating illustrations. As baby Otter is safely held in Mama Otter's arms and is rocked to sleep, Mama tells baby about the world around them. From the moon's glow and the blanket of stars above them to the songs of the sea they hear below them.

Mama Otter tells baby that the sea is very old and wise, and has been around for millions of years. Teaming with life and has been sailed on by many sailors. Tonight
The Sea of Sleep enfolds them in her arms and gently rocks them as they drift away to sleep.
I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves. ~ Anna Quindlen

Good children's literature appeals not only to
the child in the adult, but to the adult in the child.
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