Barnyard animals tenderly sing their babies to sleep in this rhyming picture book. Lyrical language paired with beloved farm creatures, make this story a dreamy goodnight for the bedtime set.
The wonderful, Wednesday Kirwan, will illustrate this sweet ode to nighttime on the farm.
“Hush. It’s bedtime on the farm. Farm animals large and small prepare for sleep in their own particular styles and cozy places—and, according to this book, also with lullabies that sweetly incorporate their own unique voices…These cuddly, endearing farm residents resemble winsome, beloved stuffed toys that small children might themselves snuggle under the covers with.”
“By contrast, all is calm and orderly in “Farm Lullaby,” a wonderfully soothing and retro-feeling picture book written by Karen Jameson. In cozy, gem-colored illustrations created by Wednesday Kirwan, farm animals and their babies settle down to sleep: the mare and her foal; the cow and her calf; the sow and her piglets: “Oink-a-bye lullaby / Drowsy, dappled piglets lie / Sinking in, mud to skin / Oozy, snoozy, drifting in.” Rhyme and illustration combine to relaxing effect, making this just the sort of book to read at the tail-end of a long day.”
With these gentle words, FARM LULLABY opens and, already, I can feel my breath slowing, the rhythms of the nighttime farm settling in. Young readers will be calmed, too, drawn into Karen Jameson’s beautiful text with endearing illustrations reminiscent of favorite books from our own (adult) childhoods.
As wooly lambs, drowsy piglets, and downy ducklings make their way to their respective bedtime spots, little ones everywhere will find it hard to resist the urge to curl up with a soft pillow, lay down their heads, and heed the call to sleep. Beautifully illustrated by Wednesday Kirwan in dreamy jewel-toned colors, FARM LULLABY is sure to be a classic!
“From the largest horse to the smallest mouse, every animal on the farm has a sweet, sleepy bedtime ritual. Curl up like a soft lamb, snuggle like a warm chick, and settle in like a cozy calf, letting this soothing farm lullaby lull even restless little dreamers into a deep and peaceful sleep.”