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This winsome bedtime book has the makings to become a classic and an important part of families’ nightly rituals. Reflecting on various activities through each of the five senses, detailed poetic text and illustrations show memorable scenes.

Recall little moments of your day:
Sounds like “splish-splashing in your bath.”
Smells like “the smell of grandpa’s aftershave.”
Tastes l
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Hardcover, 40 pages
Published October 16th 2018 by Page Street Kids
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4eyedreader
🌟 A peaceful story full of gratitude, Before You Sleep, by Annie Cronin Romano is a tender and serene read that's just perfect for bedtime.🌟

🌜With a very gentle, meditative quality, the story relishes how the simple bliss of everyday activities enjoyed with family, and friends are always made even better - when you take the time to remember and appreciate them each night, before you sleep.🌛

🌞 The story is filled with lush, poetic moments - that evoke lots of the wonderful sensations we might hear,
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Susan Lubner
Oct 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: picture-books
A lovely lyrical bedtime book that reads like a perfect lullaby: “The glare of sunshine on the lake, the sparkle of the rain, crisp apples in their coats of red, gray rocks along the lane.” Recalls the day in verse using the five senses.
Laura
Dec 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
In gentle rhyme, a child recalls their day using the five senses. The soft, cozy illustrations traverse the seasons, presenting a comforting day-end everyday of the year. A pitch-perfect lullaby.
Sharon Lawler
Nov 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
Before you sleep, remember all the beautiful moments that made up the day.
Francine Puckly
Oct 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This picture book is an enchanting, rhythmic and comforting story that gently takes readers and young listeners through the sounds, scents, tastes, sights, and touches experienced during the day. Annie Cronin Romano's text is lyrical and evokes peace and gratitude. Ioana Hobai’s soft and luscious illustrations add to the calming effect. "Before You Sleep" is a perfect way for helping little ones mentally wrap up their day and establishing a bedtime mindset. This book will delight young readers a ...more
Vera
Oct 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Annie Cronin Romano’s poetic text is a feast for the senses and perfect for reading aloud. It offers moments to laugh, recalling “the stink of a baby’s diaper” to moments of remembering “the bear hug from a friend so true.” Ioana Hobai’s warm and gentle illustrations invite you to linger on each and every page. This is a wonderful bedtime book to be shared over and over again.
Kelly Carey
This gorgeous book reads like a dance. Illustrated with tantalizing drawings dripping with cool pastels and lovable characters, Romano's book is a meditative romp through a day using each of the five senses as a guide.

Reading this book is like the most fulfilling yoga class ever!!

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Jul 24, 2019 rated it liked it
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Lovely bedtime book with sweet illustrations.
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Annie Cronin Romano is a writer specializing in picture books and middle grade novels. Her debut picture book, BEFORE YOU SLEEP, will be released in October 2018. Her second picture book is due to hit shelves in April 2019. Annie graduated from Boston College with a degree in English and went on to earn her teaching certification and a master's degree in communication disorders. In addition to bei ...more

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