Parents' Choice Foundation: Reviewing Children's Media Since 1978

Parents' Choice Awards : Books : Picture Books
Sleep Safe, Little Whale

Sleep Safe, Little Whale

1997 Picture Books
Ages: 2 & Up
Author: Miriam Schlein
Illustrator: Peter Sis
ISBN: 0688147577
Hardcover Price: $14.95
This sweet, lilting text about various animals bedding down for the right is sure to be a comforting soporific for smallest listeners Peter Sis's cuddly, cosy (but never saccharine) pictures of watchful animal parents embracing their offspring complete this perfect voyage to Slumberland. And the book's last page offers a genuine surprise: the sturdy board pages open out, accordion style, to reveal a whole, wide world of animal, fish and fowl pairs-from polar north to tropical south-each parent watchfully protecting its sleeping child. This bonus should provide wide-awake children with hours of enjoyable detective work finding 30 loving pairs-including a human mother and child.
Selma G. Lanes   ©1997 Parents' Choice

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