A bedtime lullaby for the special baby in your life.
Baby, sleepy baby, I'll sing down the stars
Till they dance right into your room.
A beautiful and lyrical book that celebrates the warmth and tenderness of wrapping baby in night-time's embrace. Based on a Nigerian lullaby sung to Atinuke by her father, this story delights in the magical moments shared with a whole family and their baby at bedtime.
Atinuke was born in Nigeria and spent her childhood in both Africa and the UK. As a traditional oral storyteller, drawing upon her recent Yoruba ancestry, she visits schools and theatres all over the world. Atinuke is the author of the bestselling Anna Hibiscus fiction series, as well as the No. 1 Car Spotter series, and the picture books Baby Goes to Market, B Is for Baby and Catch That Chicken! illustrated by Angela Brooksbank and Hugo illustrated by Birgitta Sif. Atinuke lives on a mountain overlooking the sea in west Wales and supports the charity SOS Children's Village. Visit her online at atinuke-author.weebly.com
Angela Brooksbank worked as a designer and art director in the children's book industry before undertaking an MA at the Cambridge School of Art, and turning her hand to her own illustration. She is the illustrator of Baby Goes to Market,B Is for Baby and Catch That Chicken!, all written by Atinuke. About her picture book inspiration, Angela says, "I am constantly inspired by children’s energy and unique response to life and hope that my work conveys some of their playful spirit." Find her online at angelabrooksbank.com.
The lyrical text matches the soothing visuals as each family member interacts with the baby in turn, until the parents drift off to sleep with their little one dozing between them. Don’t sleep on this sweet bedtime book: It’s as cozy as can be.
Adult readers can bring their own family traditions to life while sharing this book with children. . . . With a shimmering radiance and gentle tone, this title will be welcome in every children’s collection.
School Library Journal
An ethereal aura is present in all the artwork. A lovely nod to the importance of extended family in a child’s life as well as a lyrical bedtime read.
With the help of natural elements like the clouds and the moon, family members sing their baby to sleep. It’s no wonder this bedtime story reads like a lullaby as author Atinuke based the text on a song her father used to sing. The illustrations by Angela Brooksbank are like a dream lulling your toddler to sleep.