Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5
What did you like about the book? Rock-a-bye baby is a gentle book that shows the animals of a forest putting their babies to bed. Written in rhyme, it takes you from the mother squirrel putting her baby to sleep in her arms at the top of the tree to the final page of a father putting his child to sleep. All of the babies are sung to sleep using the rhyme “rock-a-bye baby” though the lyrics have been changed to accommodate each animal. Each of the animals end up in the same oak tree and children will enjoy finding each of them tucked away safely in its branches and trunk.
Anything you didn’t like about it? I liked everything about this book, especially the variety of animals in the book and the descriptive language that made up each rhyme.
To whom would you recommend this book? This book would be appropriate for toddlers and would make a nice bedtime story.
Who should buy this book? Public libraries, preschools, daycare centers
Where would you shelve it? Picture books
Should we (librarians/readers) put this on the top of our “to read” piles? Yes
Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City and State: Sandra Pacheco, ESL teacher Washington, DC.
Date of review: August 5, 2017