Night falls… It is late. Close your eyes. Time to sleep. This wonderful bedtime story from the masterful illustrator Barroux takes you on a journey through a child’s imagination to a series of dreamy landscapes where animals ready themselves for sleep. The simple, lyrical text and charming illustrations will gently lull even the most reluctant sleeper, providing a calming way for parents and carers to say goodnight.
Listen to the world gently slowing down, then stopping. A whimsical moon character tiptoes to the sky. Shhh! A boy imagines his soft toys winding down for bedtime, one by one. Visit a dozing polar bear on an ice floe; a lion in pajamas brushing his teeth; tired giraffes resting their sleepy heads on clouds; a whale singing a soft, beautiful song; a whispering elephant; a yawning hippo; a toucan counting sheep and finally, the sheep themselves, who are waiting for the end of the story. Time to sleep now. It is late.
With gently humorous text and enchanting imagery that will soothe both little ones and their adults, this bedtime story will quickly become a family favourite.
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This is a really cute, simple bedtime story for a very young child to help them get to the Land of Nod. I personally loved the moon tiptoeing to the sky and the lion brushing his teeth.
A very short, quiet little tale. I could have done with a few more animals and a few more pages to turn - it ended all to quickly!