Through the Looking Glass Children's Book Reviews

A Book of Sleep

A Book of Sleep

Il Sung Na
Board Book
For ages 2 to 5
Random House, 2011   ISBN: 978-0375866180

At night, when the light fades from the sky, all the animals fall asleep. Except for the owl, who is out and about. The owl sees that some of the animals are quiet sleepers, while others (like the elephants) make a lot of noise. The owl sees that some animals move while they sleep. Whales keep on swimming even when they are in dreamland. There are even some animals who sleep with their eyes open. Here is a fish that does not even blink when it is asleep, which is very strange indeed.

With its lyrical text and its beautiful multimedia illustrations, this is a board book that is perfect for bedtime reading. Children will enjoy discovering what some of their favorite animals do when they are asleep, and then will like seeing what happens to the owl when the sun comes up.