This simple, lyrical picture book is as warm, reassuring, and filled with joy as a vacation at the beach. Readers will join a little girl and her siblings as they wind down from a perfect day—hanging up towels, eating dinner, and getting ready for bed—each activity sparking a memory of their day—playing catch with the dog, chasing waves, and looking at sailboats along the shore. And when the lights of the family beach house go off—“In the dusky evening light, a sleepy house says goodnight”—young listeners will be lulled to sleep themselves.
Madeline Valentine grew up in Brooklyn, New York, and received a BFA from Pratt Institute in 2007. She has illustrated five children’s books, including Teddy’s Favorite Toy by Christian Trimmer. She is also the author-illustrator of George in the Dark and The Bad Birthday Idea. She currently lives in Queens. Visit her online at MadelineValentine.com.