Before You Sleep (Hardcover)
A Bedtime Book of Gratitude
Page Street Kids, 9781624145780, 40pp.
Publication Date: October 16, 2018
This winsome bedtime book has the makings to become a classic and an important part of families’ nightly rituals. Reflecting on various activities through each of the five senses, detailed poetic text and illustrations show memorable scenes.
Recall little moments of your day:
Sounds like “splish-splashing in your bath.”
Smells like “the smell of grandpa’s aftershave.”
Tastes like “cherry slushy, cold and sweet.”
Sights like “the glare of sunshine on the lake.”
And the feel of “a kitten’s fur as smooth as silk.”
The soft and inviting art adds warmth and relatability to each moment. The poetry has a steady and lilting quality sure to quiet down and soothe children at bedtime. This book encourages readers to pay attention to all aspects of their day, fostering a sense of gentle gratitude.
About the Author
Annie Cronin Romano is a debut author and a speech-language therapist. She graduated from Boston College with a BA in English, then earned her teaching certification in high school English and a master’s degree in communication disorders. She lives in Hopedale, MA.
Ioana Hobai grew up in Bucharest and now lives in Lexington, MA. A debut illustrator, she worked as an architect for 11 years before deciding to return to her love of art and pursue children's illustration.