This is a lovely book!
By Il Sung Na
In Il Sung Na’s first picture book, A Book of Sleep, he utilizes a mix of hand painting and computer enhancement to create soothingly beautiful illustrations. Intricate designs and complex textures are etched into his bold, simple artwork; lovely little details implore the reader to fully inspect each spread. His rich, saturated palette captures the blue hues of night and, in the last two spreads, the golden brightness of day. The simple, direct text describes the different ways in which several animals sleep—an ideal topic for bedtime.
The book opens: “When the sky grows dark and he moon glows bright, everyone goes to sleep…except for the watchful owl.”
Over the next several pages, readers learn that some animals sleep in peace and quiet; other animals make lots of…
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