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THE SLEEPY BOOK by Judy Hindley


A Lullaby

by Judy Hindley & illustrated by Patrice Aggs

Pub Date: March 1st, 1992
ISBN: 0-531-05971-5
Publisher: Orchard

In a sweet sing-song (``When the shadows grow/ and the night creeps round/ and the lights go on/ all over town...''), a gently rhythmic description of people wending their way to bed, while things that ``love the dark'' (stars, owls) come out. The soporific chant is perfectly matched by Aggs's simply drawn illustrations, in which everything looks sleepy—cars lurching home look like tiny cushions on wheels, houses lean toward each other like drowsy children with their heads on obliging shoulders, lampposts slouch while they watch over late stragglers—even the shapes of the mice and rabbits here recall the delectably soft-looking pillows that provide a visual theme. Indeed, a lullaby of a book. (Picture book. 2-6)