A Book of Sleep by Il Sung Na
Rating: 4 stars
In college, when their clothing actually covered most of you and the music in their stores didn't deafen innocent passers by, I worked at Abercrombie & Fitch. It was to get extra money for practical things, but I took advantage of the employee discount. Especially at Christmas time. I bought my mom and sister and best friend sweaters, but, as the good rule-follower that I am, I worried that my boss would realize that I was abusing the discount and buying stuff for others, not just me.
So I wore the sweaters a bit before giving them to my family and friend. Just a few times! Promise!
|Some make lots of noise when they sleep.|
And, because my trio and I read it a few times (and because I wrap things at the very last minute), I can tell you what a great book it is.
This is a simple book (we have the sturdy board book version)--perfect for littler listeners--about how different animals sleep, told in the presence of the nocturnal owl. With funky-in-a-great-way illustrations and nice, clean text, Il Sung Na lures kids in and calms them down for the night. Here, listen to the App of Sleep--a more interactive version of the book, completely worth watching/listening to (but I don't recommend pressing play and leaving the room, letting your baby watch it and listen to it by herself. Unless you've got a dozen kids. Then, maybe, it's okay):
We hope this book lulls Baby Willa to sleep in the nights ahead. We sure have liked it this week, before we've given it away.