Are You Sleeping, Little One? by Hans-Christian Schmidt and Cynthia Vance

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Are You Sleeping, Little One? by Hans-Christian Schmidt and Cynthia Vance (Abbeville Press, August 2012) shows various illustrated animals in various stages of getting ready for sleep with a soft and gentle rhyme. The repeated words “Are you sleeping?” on each page provided a sense of continuity that my daughter simply loved.

I appreciated the fact that uncommon animals were included in this book, such as flamingos, sloths, and hedgehogs. Strawberry did not know the name for each of them, but by the time we’d read it a few times, she did. Some of the rhymes were only partial rhymes, such as “joey” and “cozy.” But even with partial rhymes, it still flowed very well as a read aloud.

That is an important quality when Mama has to read it over and over again!

The animals are so cozy and snuggled up, that of course, it’s just right for bedtime!

Note: I received a digital review copy of this book from the publisher for review consideration.


Reviewed on June 27, 2014

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Rebecca Reid

Rebecca Reid is a homeschooling, stay-at-home mother seeking to make the journey of life-long learning fun by reading lots of good books. Rebecca Reads provides reviews of children's literature she has enjoyed with her children; nonfiction that enhances understanding of educational philosophies, history and more; and classical literature that Rebecca enjoys reading.

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