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Sleep, Baby, Sleep

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Sleep, Baby, Sleep is a classic lullaby paired with enchanting images of families from around the world. Illustrations and text lead little ones into dreamland and this book is a lovely bedtime story for children.

32 pages, Paperback

First published May 1, 2016

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Calee M. Lee

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September 16, 2017
Sleep, Baby, Sleep. by Calee M. Lee. Illustrated by Elizabeth Miyu Blake. Xist Publishing. 5+ Stars. Sweet, calming, cozy. You will find yourself drifting off to dreamland with your child/children as you read this aloud. Hypnotic picture book with easeful pictures of the velvety night that will leave young ones feeling sheltered, secure and mightily cared for before bedtime. Highly recommend! Thanks to NetGalley and Xist Publishing for providing this ebook for review.
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5,811 reviews122 followers
October 10, 2017
This is a beautiful bedtime book that uses a traditional German Lullaby as the text. The lullaby has been translated to English and some other verses have been added. This is a simple, repetitive book that will lull children to sleep. If you want, you can find the lullaby on youtube to play after the story is finished. The illustrations are beautifully done with the families in silhouette against colourful washed backgrounds. A great addition to a family library. The publisher generously provided me with a copy of this book via netgalley.
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1,332 reviews4 followers
October 13, 2017
The book had good illustration and wording. Cute book, but I really wanted it to rhyme. Some of it did, some of it didn't.

I received a advance reader copy in exchange for a fair review.
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508 reviews31 followers
September 15, 2017
A classic lullaby, this book is a very calming read. With the repetition of 'sleep, baby, sleep', it's easy to see how it can lull little ones off to the land of nod. The images are enchantingly beautiful and the darker colour theme lends itself well to a bedtime story. The only thing I didn't like was the olde English, such as 'thy' and 'thee', but given that it is a classic lullaby, it's nice to see that the original details have been kept.
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1,968 reviews26 followers
September 16, 2017
Ahhhhhh! Bedtime has come and this book sweeps the reader across the entire world giving him/her a glimpse of how universal this ritual is with many different families partaking.

This gentle, calming book is a beautiful word - lullaby with dreamy illustrations that will lull little ones into Dreamland.

Images at dusk portray the moon, stars, surrounding landscapes and fields of sheep... all symbols of a day fading away into the stillness of nighttime and culminating in a good night's rest.

It is a perfect bedtime story that encourages a mood of stillness, quietness and rest. Both kids and adults will be delighted to share in their own ritual as the book is lovingly read together before it's lights out in their own family! Goodnight.

693 reviews8 followers
December 20, 2017
Also appears on Gaga Over Books.

Based on an original German lulaby, the added zeal of which adds to the allure of this picture book to be read to one's baby.

I would love to listen to the original German lulaby being sung to their children though for that added zeal due to the accent.

The pictures are quite attractive and they make for the lost effect of this translated work as I believe the original is always the best. But nonetheless it does its job of putting the baby to sleep and having an interested audience i.e., the children.

Special thanks to Netgalley and the Publishers for this review copy.

Right after finishing:
I would love to hear the original German version. It would be so cool with how German sounds.
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1,372 reviews11 followers
September 30, 2017
Different cultures are shown putting their babies to bed. There’s archaic language and attempts at rhyme, but other than that the words do not stand out.
This is all about the visuals, taken from a German poem written out at the end. The artwork shows every brushstroke, and comes off as something a child would do in kindergarten, which I’m sure was the intention, but it’s a bit jarring at first.
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1,611 reviews61 followers
September 14, 2017
This is a lovely bedtime picture book for children. The lyrical writing just about lulled me to sleep! The artwork is peaceful and beautiful. I will be purchasing a copy of this for my children.

I received an ARC from NetGalley.
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1,406 reviews146 followers
October 2, 2017
*thank you to NetGalley for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*

3 stars.
Such a beautiful lullaby! The images are beautiful to look at and they have such a softness to them. This is a really cute bedtime book.
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4,406 reviews22 followers
October 26, 2017
Apparently this is a German lullaby, and it is beautiful. It has that sing song quality that you hear moms and dads whisper singing as they are trying to get a fussy baby down. It’s wonderful. And the illustrations are darkly colorful.
3,224 reviews26 followers
October 2, 2017
I love this rhyme! So gentle and calming. So descriptive. And the illustrations are so lovely to look at! It's a good bedtime story for the wee little ones!
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July 14, 2016
I enjoyed reading this to my little ones! It is so very cute and my 6 year old loves to read it by himself
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409 reviews509 followers
September 30, 2017

It would be amazing for a child to read it in bed while enjoying the art in the book. The art is really beautiful.

I received an ARC of this copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest feedback.
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