With lyrical text from Karen Jameson (Woodland Dreams) and lovely illustrations from Wednesday Kirwan (Eggs Are Everywhere), this bedtime book shows every animal on the farm tucked in tight, drifting off to sweet dreams tonight!
Field and barn melt into sky
Moonbeams shine on evening blush
Nighttime's blanket settles. Hush.
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.
This dreamy bedtime book pairs gentle rhymes with charming illustrations of the sleeping rituals of favorite farm animals. A great gift for any occasion, this lovely animal lullaby makes the perfect addition to any nursery, bedroom, or cozy reading nook.
SWEET BEDTIME STORY: A soothing and lyrical text is perfect for bedtime read-alouds, engaging little readers with its beautiful illustrations and cozy rhyming narrative before sending them off to sleep with a gentle and loving goodnight.
EVERY FARM ANIMAL SAYS GOODNIGHT: Featuring the bedtime rituals of both baby farm animals and their loving parents, this heartwarming book encourages parent/child bonding. Little animal-lovers and their caregivers will love snuggling up to these cozy farm friends.
JUST RIGHT FOR THE AGE GROUP: In addition to reinforcing concepts like emotional security and unconditional love, the repetitive, read-aloud text structure also introduces rhyming, language patterns, and concepts like metonymy—ideal for boosting early cognitive development.
GREAT GIFTING OPPORTUNITY: This sweet, beautifully illustrated bedtime book makes a gorgeous gift for any special occasion in a child's life, providing a read-aloud experience that infuses each sleepy moment with sweetness and love.
LIGHTLY EDUCATIONAL: Scenes of familiar animals in a soothing farm environment, as well as in cozy sleeping places not usually visible to the human eye, serve to reinforce little readers' understanding (and appreciation) of nature and the natural world.
Perfect for: Parents, gift-givers, animal and nature lovers
About the Author
Karen Jameson is a children's author, poet, teacher, and literacy advocate. Her first picture book, WOODLAND DREAMS, received multiple starred reviews and was published to critical acclaim. She lives and works in Southern California.
Wednesday Kirwan is an award-winning artist who has been illustrating and writing books for children for more than a decade. She lives in the Santa Cruz mountains, in California, with her husband and daughter.
“[A]ll 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.”-The Wall Street Journal
“[E]xpressed in gentle rhyming couplets . . . [Farm Lullaby is] intended to lull the littlest human lambs and chicks into peaceful slumber. Young dreamers will appreciate the very colorful illustrations, evocative of mid-20th-century picture books . . . [C]uddly, endearing farm residents resemble winsome, beloved stuffed toys that small children might themselves snuggle under the covers with.”—Kirkus Reviews