Rock-A-Bye Romp (Hardcover)

By Linda Ashman, Simona Mulazzani (Illustrator)

Nancy Paulsen Books, 9780399171505, 32pp.

Publication Date: January 19, 2016

List Price: 16.99*
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Turning a beloved lullaby on its head, this wonderful read-aloud pairs playful text and enchanting paintings to create a rollicking escapade with a clever premise and a cozy conclusion.

"Rock-a-bye, Baby, in the treetop. How did you ever get so high up?"
That's a good question--and this delightful book weaves a gentle fantasy around the baby who finds himself in that very predicament A marvelous adventure ensues, taking Baby from the tree branches to a farm full of animals to a ride down the river, and finally on a flight through the night sky into the safety of Mama's arms.

About the Author

Linda Ashman ( has written over twenty-five picture books, which have garnered awards such as New York Times Notable Children's Book, IRA/CBC Children's Choices Selection, Bank Street Best Book, Booklist Editors' Choice, Parenting Best Book, and Child Best Book. As a children's poet, she's been compared to Ogden Nash, Mary Ann Hoberman, Douglas Florian, and Jack Prelutsky. She was born in New York and grew up in New Jersey, and has worked as a real estate market analyst and in urban planning. She lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, with her husband, son, and two dogs. Simona Mulazzani ( has illustrated over seventy adult and children's books for international publishers. She received a silver medal from the Society of Illustrators in 2013. She was born in Milan, Italy, and now lives in Pesaro, Italy.