Spare text and large, fluid illustrations come together in Little Sleepyhead by Elizabeth McPike and Patrice Barton (illustrator) to create a delightful bedtime story.
McPike’s rhyming tale flows as smoothly as any lullaby, describing a child’s body parts, from “tired little toes” to “tired little everything” as a variety of “precious little sleepyheads” are prepared for bed. The text is presented in couplets printed in a different color on each spread.
Barton’s illustrations show a variety of babies, siblings, and caregivers in large format on a white background that will translate well for those viewing the book up-close or from a distance in a read-aloud setting.
An excellent choice for bedtime-themed programs or one-on-one nighttime routines.
*A more condensed version of this review appeared in an issue of School Library Journal from which it can be seen in various sites online*
2 thoughts on “Little Sleepyhead: A Picture Book Review”
Awww this looks so cute!! I feel like it is something I kind of need to get for the kids! Especially Sammy, since the baby on the cover reminds me of him :) Thanks for sharing this!
That’s so fun. I really think it’s a great bedtime book so I hope you and the fam enjoy it.