Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Hibernation: A Good Idea for All!

Record cold temperatures grip our country. Gray skies. Dark afternoons. What better time to volunteer to rock a baby to sleep for a nap or the night. Here's a lullaby book just right for your mood.

SLEEP, BLACK BEAR, SLEEP by Jane Yolen and Heidi E. Y. Stemple, illustrated by Brooke Dyer.

This is an illustrated poem created by a seasoned team. Jane Yolen has written hundreds of books for all ages and Heidi Stemple is her talented daughter. Brooke Dyer's art is well known and much loved. The story focuses on a variety of animals as they snuggle down and go to sleep in winter. The tiny listening baby is encouraged to sleep, too. If you are the reader, you won't need encouragement. This warm tale may be for little ones, but it will have its effect on you.

How come it's only bears we hear about hibernating? Surely people are smart enough to take this on, too!

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