Format: Board Book
Rating: 1- 5 (5 is excellent or a Starred review) 4
Genre: Picture Book
What did you like about the book? In this soothing bedtime story repetitive words will lull little ones into sleepy time. “Daddy cow sang a good night tune/ to his baby calf beneath the crescent moon,/‘Moo, moo, moo, moo…/Sweet dreams my darling baby.’” The parental figure alternates between fathers and mothers and includes sheep, horses, pigs, ducks and a human family. The illustrations in soft evening tones are full of detail. The final illustration shows the sleeping human baby under a mobile that features all the animals in the story. “Let’s all sing a good-night tune./Let’s sing beneath/ the wondrous moon,/‘Moo, baa, neigh, oink, quack, la-la…/Good night, our/ darling babies.”’ This is a sweet and soothing bedtime read aloud.
Anything you didn’t like about it? No
To whom would you recommend this book? Parents of newborns will love reading this aloud to their babies.
Who should buy this book? Public libraries
Where would you shelve it? Board Books
Should we (librarians/readers) put this at the top of our “to read” piles? No
Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City: Catherine Coyne, Mansfield Public Library, Mansfield, MA
Date of review: 4/18/17