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Baby, Sleepy Baby (Board book)

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By Atinuke, Angela Brooksbank (Illustrator)
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“With a shimmering radiance and gentle tone, this title will be welcome in every children’s collection.” —School Library Journal

Baby, happy baby, I’ll sing down the stars
till they dance right into your room.

It’s bedtime for a drowsy little one, and the whole family takes turns cuddling and singing this sleepy baby to bed. One by one the baby’s sister, grandmother, father, and mother call on the winds, the clouds, the stars, and the moon to sail and rock and delight their little one until dreams take over. Author Atinuke and illustrator Angela Brooksbank reunite for this gentle picture book—based on a song that Atinuke’s father sang to her in Nigeria—to evoke the warmth and tenderness of wrapping a child in nighttime’s embrace and celebrate the moments families share with their sleepy babies at bedtime.

About the Author

Atinuke was born in Nigeria and spent her childhood in both Africa and the United Kingdom. She is the author of the Anna Hibiscus series and Africa, Amazing Africa, illustrated by Mouni Feddag; Too Small Tola, illustrated by Onyinye Iwu; and Baby Goes to Market, B Is for Baby, and Catch That Chicken!, all illustrated by Angela Brooksbank. Atinuke lives in Wales.

Angela Brooksbank, a former designer and art director in children’s book publishing, is the illustrator of B Is for Baby, Baby Goes to Market, and Catch That Chicken!, all by Atinuke. She lives in London.

Praise For…

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.
—Kirkus Reviews

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.
—Tiny Seeds
Product Details
ISBN: 9781536229905
ISBN-10: 1536229903
Publisher: Candlewick
Publication Date: April 4th, 2023
Pages: 28
Language: English