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The Insomniacs
3.79
Totally a hipster picture book. :)
Oct 07, 2012
Oct 07, 2012
 
Polar Bear Night
3.68
I am SO not a big fan of cute but this isn't so much CUTE as it is quiet and precise. Gentle declarative sentences, varied phrasing & structure, g...more
Nov 29, 2011
Nov 29, 2011
 
Franklin's Big Dreams
3.69
The more time I spend with this book, the more I like it. I love, love, love that what's going on in the book is NEVER explicitly stated. All the clue...more
Jan 29, 2011
Jan 29, 2011
 
Brownie & Pearl Hit the Hay
3.55
Yes, these are thin stories, but their simple texts about every day life and their bold, clear, friendly illustrations make these rare, perfect books...more
Nov 23, 2012
Nov 23, 2012
 
Dark Emperor and Other Poems of the Night
4.00
The poems are lovely. I love how Sidman uses a variety of poetic forms and free verse but manages to have the group of poems be so clearly a set, go t...more
Oct 2010
Oct 23, 2010
 
Blackout
4.12
I really have to read picture books more carefully the first time around! This time through I noticed all the different ways Rocco highlighted the ele...more
Aug 27, 2011
Aug 24, 2011
 
Red Knit Cap Girl
3.73
The illustrations a little static, but sweet. It's the story itself that is inconsistent enough to bother me a bit. For instance, the little girl "rea...more
Aug 15, 2012
Jun 09, 2012
 
Night Lights
3.80
I put this on hold after falling for Gal's "Day by Day" earlier this year. I am equally charmed by this one. Works both as a list for younger listener...more
Nov 23, 2012
Nov 23, 2012
 
The Princess Who Could Not Sleep
3.19
Full of standard fairy tale elements and story structure, with kind of a weak resolution to the princess' sleep problem, though I like the longer leng...more
Jan 24, 2013
Jan 24, 2013
 
Sweet Dreams
3.68
ADORABLE illustrations, and lines that scan even if the text itself is a little thin, and some of the poetic stuff makes my pragmatic self a little cr...more
Nov 21, 2012
Nov 21, 2012
 
La Luna
3.93
I loved the short (well, I love all of Pixar's shorts) and I really wanted to like this book as well. But the text here just doesn't carry the same po...more
Oct 12, 2012
Oct 12, 2012
 
One Moon, Two Cats
3.42
Some really nice moments--I love the spread of the bridge, with the two small cats almost meeting--but felt that different choices could have been mad...more
Oct 24, 2011
Oct 24, 2011
 
Baby Bear Eats the Night
3.43
An innovative, creative, empowering take on fear (I'm just a little bear but I'm going to eat the @#&! night and make it go away) but the rest of...more
Oct 12, 2012
Oct 12, 2012
 
Charley's First Night
4.01
What a narrator; what a voice. Also, what a lovely depiction of a little boy as a caregiver. I like that we get a peek of Mom's face in the mirror in...more
Oct 30, 2012
Oct 30, 2012
 
One Drowsy Dragon
3.82
We've seen this ending before, but a varied list of noisy activities (tap dancing, clickety dominoes, croquet, "eek"ing at a scary show) kept this fre...more
Nov 21, 2012
Nov 21, 2012
 
If I Were A Sheep ..
3.67
Like the That's Not My... series. Short statements, bold pictures, textured pages. Each has a fun concluding sentence: "If I were a lamb and I couldn'...more
not set
Nov 21, 2012
 
Mouse and the Moon
3.64
A little trite & didactic, but I did like how all the different animals had a different mental "space" for the moon--in the pond, in the branches,...more
Oct 2012
Oct 01, 2012
 
Nighttime Ninja
3.58
Fun. What I love best is the sense of line & motion in Ed Young's illustrations.
Oct 2012
Oct 01, 2012
 
It's Duffy Time!
3.71
I liked looking for the clocks to see when each nap took place.
Oct 31, 2012
Oct 31, 2012
 
Bedtime for Boo
3.02
A good not-too-scary "scary book."
Nov 10, 2012
Nov 10, 2012
 
The Sleepless Little Vampire
3.28
Lots to look at!
Oct 06, 2011
Oct 06, 2011
 
How Does Sleep Come?
3.68
The text is nicely paced for a bedtime story. Love the starry blanket/cape/sky & the butterfly landing on the boy's palm.
Oct 27, 2012
Oct 03, 2012
 
Little Owl's Night
3.86
Quiet exploration of nighttime sights and sounds; distinctive illustrations with a goofy wide-eyed baby owl. Gentle closure.
Nov 05, 2012
Dec 01, 2011
 
Stars
4.06
With all due respect to Mary Lyn Ray for a wonderfully evocative text; Marla Frazee makes this book her own.
Dec 12, 2011
May 24, 2011
 
One Magical Day
3.84
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Oct 25, 2012
 
Llama Llama Wakey-Wake
3.95
None
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Nov 21, 2012
 
If I Were A Cow..
4.14
None
not set
Nov 21, 2012
 
Nightsong
3.93
None
Oct 22, 2012
Oct 22, 2012
 
The Busy Little Squirrel
3.73
None
not set
Oct 06, 2011
 
Beddy-bye, Baby: A Touch-and-Feel Book
3.66
None
Jan 2010
Aug 14, 2010
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