Jungle Night – Sandra Boynton, Performed by Yo-Yo Ma

Jungle Night – Sandra Boynton, Performed by Yo-Yo Ma,  Workman, (9781523513604), c2020, 2021

Format:  Board Book

Rating: 1- 5 (5 is excellent or a Starred review) 4

Genre:  Picture Book

What did you like about the book?   This bedtime board book is filled with the sounds of sleeping animals in the jungle.  Little ones will love the sounds of the animals from the tiger “Zeee-Zooo-Haaa” to the gorilla with its “Heeee! Hoo-Hoo-Hoo.”  But, the gentle lullaby of sleeping animals is interrupted when “…sometime after midnight, the elephant goes…SNORE!”   The illustrations are bright and colorful and perfectly complement the rhyming text. As a special added treat, the book comes with a free audio download of the soundtrack featuring Yo Yo Ma on cello and narrated by Keith Boynton.  

Anything you didn’t like about it? No

To whom would you recommend this book?  This is a fun and silly bedtime book that little ones will make a favorite.  

Who should buy this book?  Public Libraries and elementary school 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: 5/21/2021         

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