Through the Looking Glass Children's Book Reviews

Somewhere So Sleepy

Somewhere So Sleepy

Diane Muldrow
Illustrator:  Jui Ishida 
Novelty Board Book
For infants to age 3
Random House, 2010   ISBN: 978-0375855337

Many children have bedtime rituals that they enjoy and value. They like to have a song sung to them; they like to have a special book read to them; they need to snuggle their favorite stuffed animal; and they have to receive just the right number of hugs and kisses.

In this novelty board book, little children will meet some young animals who are getting ready for bed, and who have their own little rituals. They will see a little koala cuddling up to her mother after she has finished her dinner. They will see a mother elephant giving her baby a bath, and a little puppy “fluffing up her bed” so that it is just right for sleeping on.

With a soothing text, illustrations that show young animals winding down at the end of a busy day, and a novelty feature on every double page spread, this is the perfect book to share with a young child at bedtime.