On Sleepy Hill by Patricia Hegarty, illustrated by Xuan Le


On Sleepy Hill by Patricia Hegarty, illustrated by Xuan Le. Doubleday Books for Young Readers, 2021. 9780593181768

Format: Hardcover

Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5

Genre:  Picture book

What did you like about the book? The animals on Sleepy Hill go to sleep at the end of day as the sun sets. Lovely jewel like colors show many animals from woodlands, rivers, mountains and the air. Colors gradually get darker throughout the book as night nears. This handsome book features cut-outs on every page, even the cover. Little ones will enjoy finding the squirrels, wolf cubs, bunnies and more as they peak through cut-outs in trees, on lily pads and in hollows. Rhyming text creates an atmosphere of peaceful calm. A visual feast of nature!

Anything you didn’t like about it? No, but I wonder if this book would hold up to repeated use in public libraries, even with its cardstock-like pages.

To whom would you recommend this book?  For the littlest ones who love interactive books, ages 1-4.

Who should buy this book? Day cares and public libraries

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: Stephanie Tournas, Robbins Library, Arlington, MA

Date of review: March 29, 2021

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