Night is coming and small things without words are going to sleep . . . sleepy bunnies, sleepy birds, and sleepy children, too, are getting under their covers. "Jean Charlot's illustrations are first-rate." NYT. Barbara Bader called this 1943 book, now restored to its original size and format, "the first of the true bedtime books."
1944 Caldecott Honor Book
|Edition description:||Caldecott Honor Book|
|Product dimensions:||5.00(w) x 5.88(h) x 0.25(d)|
|Age Range:||4 - 7 Years|
About the Author
Margaret Wise Brown, cherished for her unique ability to convey a child’s experience and perspective of the world, transformed the landscape of children’s literature with such beloved classics as Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny. Other perennial favorites by Ms. Brown include My World; Christmas in the Barn; The Dead Bird; North, South, East, West; and Good Day, Good Night.
Jean Charlot was a master lithographer and muralist whose works are a part of the collections of the Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Date of Birth:May 23, 1910
Date of Death:November 13, 1952
Place of Birth:Brooklyn, N.Y.
Place of Death:Nice, France
Education:B.A., Hollins College, 1932; Bank Street College of Education
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
a childs goodnight book in its simplicity , fine illustrations really a notch above the usual and good prose were a joy for me, my children and now my grandchildren. it is not easy too find such a beautiful book. thankyou
A perfect bedtime book. However it does have a little prayer at the end and a couple of illustrations at the end that include angels, so if you don't want that I wouldn't recommend this book. But I was surprised by how much I enjoy reading it and by how much my toddler likes listening to it.