A Number Slumber by Suzanne Bloom

51zjryzcnpl  A Number Slumber by Suzanne Bloom, Boyds Mills Press, 9781629795577, 2016

Format: Hardcover

Rating: (1-5 5 is a starred review)  3

Genre:  Picture book

What did you like about the book? This book starts off with asking the question of what you do before you go to sleep?  From there, we count down from 10 and watch all kinds of animals tip toe off to sleep. I especially liked how the animals the author chose were not typical animals (wombat, skunks, flamingos). I also liked how she played with the language and used alliteration for each animal (three throaty thrushes, four flamingos flop).

Anything you didn’t like about it?  Though the illustrations were cleverly drawn, the animals were sometimes unrecognizable to very young children. This night-time book is intended for very young children and I think they would have difficulty deciphering the drawings.

To Whom Would You Recommend this book? This would work as a bedtime story for a young toddler, ages 2-4.

Who should buy this book? all libraries

Where would you shelve it ? Children’s Books

Should we (librarians/readers) put this on the top of our “to read” piles?  maybe

Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City and State: Sandra Pacheco, ESL teacher, Washington, D.C.

Date of review: Nov. 3, 2016

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