Thursday, March 25, 2010
A Book Of Sleep by Il Sung Na
We're rediscovering picture books at our house. There is something about a good, big picture book that feels wholesome, you know? Huge, glossy pages, simple words and phrases, and meticulously crafted graphics. Right now we're working double-time to raise a bilingual baby too, so picture books are a ready blessing with their easy-to-translate wording and vivid illustrations. Recently, we discovered A Book Of Sleep by Il Sung Na.
It focuses on the world of nature, how the cycle of the day brings the animals to rest. How each animal sleeps differently. And how one animal, the owl, doesn't sleep at all when the sun sets.
The illustrations in this book are so enticing. Though our baby is only seven months old now, she examines each page curiously trying to take in a new part each time we read it.
It feels like the right kind of of book to read before retiring to bed.
By the end of the book, the morning arrives and most of the animals awake. Except the owl.
Well worth checking out of the library and letting your little one thumb through with you.