So Sleepy Story
By Uri Shulevitz
(Farrar Straus Giroux, Hardcover, 9780374370312, 32pp.)
Publication Date: August 8, 2006
List Price: $16.00*
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In a sleepy sleepy house everything is so sleepy - until music drifts in through an open window. Chairs begin to rock, dishes begin to dance, and a sleepy boy opens his eyes to the revelry of the once-sleepy house. Then, softly, the music drifts out, and everything is sleepy sleepy once more.
With his soothing text and gentle, whimsical illustrations, Uri Shulevitz has created the ultimate sleepy sleepy bedtime story.
"So Sleepy Story" is a 2006 New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Book of the Year.
"Shulevitz's latest winning picture book evokes the lulling rhythms of Margaret Wise Brown's Goodnight Moon (1974), but adds a thrilling animation to a quiet bedroom scene." --Starred, Booklist "An ode to the predictable rhythms yet also the surprising moments that comprise an ordinary day." --Starred, Publishers Weekly "There is much for [youngsters] to see and enjoy here. A bedtime bonanza." --Starred, School Library Journal "A dreamy story. Assuredly soporific for snoozing." --Kirkus Reviews "An appealing book whose blue-tinted watercolors could induce nodding off all on their own."--The New York Times Book Review "Audiences will adore the rampant yet benevolent animism." --The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books "The faces on the personified objects will pull children in." --The Horn Book