As their baby sleeps, the parents wish for their child the many characteristics found in animals, such as being gentle as a lamb, having the sight of a hawk, and the peacefulness of a snowy dove.
When you think of bedtime books you may think of lullabies and bedtime routines, but this book is different. It begins with sleep, baby, sleep, but goes through a whole series of hopes the parents have for the child: rising, soaring, laughing, climbing, growing and so much more. It is a wonderful book.
Maria was born in Holland, where she lived until she attended George Washington University studying Communications Design. Before becoming a children’s book author and illustrator full-time, Maria worked as a graphic designer for the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum and then doing marketing and branding for Coca Cola, first in Holland and then at Headquarters in Atlanta where she finally won the green card lottery! She now lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and son. She has written and illustrated twelve children’s books to date, including Hopper and Wilson, Bloom!, and Flight 1-2-3 and has also illustrated several more!