Hello, friends! Our book today is Nature’s Lullaby Fills The Night, written by Dee Leone and illustrated by Bali Engel, a lovely twilight tale of how plants and animals of all shapes and sizes get ready for sleep at the end of the day.
After the sun has set and the moon begins to glow cool and blue in the sky, nature begins to sing a sweet lullaby. Moths flutter the dust from their wings and take off into the night sky, flowers close their delicate petals, swans glide across moonlit lakes. A dolphin slows it’s path through the sea, a mother cow tucks in against its calf, and a nightingale trills a sweet tune. All over nature, from forest to sea to barnyard to the bedroom of a small child, nature is singing goodnight.
This was a solid bedtime book. The concept isn’t really groundbreaking, but the rhythmic text flows very nicely and has a great soothing quality that achieves the peaceful feeling it aims to evoke. The art does a great credit to this, utilizing a palette of cool blues, purples, and earth tones to create an engaging yet tranquil nighttime world. The length is perfect for bedtime story as well – short enough that children won’t grow antsy but long enough that it can have the pacifying effect it intends. If you’re looking for a placid book to help lull your little ones to sleep, this is a good option. Baby Bookworm approved!
(Note: A copy of this book was provided to The Baby Bookworm by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.)