If I were a kangaroo,
I’d pick you up and carry you
In my pocket, sleepyhead,
And hop you gently off to bed.
It’s time for sleep, and this fun-to-read rhyming tale envisions the bedtime rituals of animals from whales to otters, squirrels to gorillas.
So curl up, imagine your favorite animal, and…zzzzzzzzzzz.
This bedtime book is full of "if I were a ..." rhymes as it goes through what the mother- or parent-child relationship would be like as certain animals. The sweet rhymes were fun and not all the exact same rhythm, which I liked. The illustrations were cute and added to this lovely bedtime story.
Mylisa Larsen grew up on a farm in Idaho and is familiar with the bedtime rituals of many animals. She now lives with her family in a small town in upstate New York. She is the author of How to Put Your Parents to Bed. Please visit her at mylisalarsen.com.
Anna Raff does not encounter many animals in New York City where she lives, but she does love drawing…and sleeping. The books she has illustrated include You Are Not a Cat, World Rat Day, A Big Surprise for Little Card, and The Wrong Side of the Bed. Please visit her at annaraff.com.
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