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Snoozers (1997): The Owl Is Whispering Moo.

Sandra Boynton, Snoozers (Simon and Schuster, 1997)

 

A sleeping elephant and a tired chicken decorate the book's cover.

Anything that will help the kid sleep.
photo credit: ABE Books

Seven very short tales from the magical Boynton camp, some of them just four lines long, others straining to fit on two pages (especially with the prolific illustrations involved, as in “Six Sleepy Sheep”). In general I find them quite charming, though the bean isn’t quite sold yet; I assume with this one, like most of Boynton’s books, he’ll eventually come around. Some of these are better than others (my personal favorite is “Silly Lullaby”, which closes out the collection; this will not surprise anyone who knows me IRL), but all of them are up to the usual Boynton standard. You may want to start with other books, but you will eventually want to come around and get this one. *** ½

About Robert "Goat" Beveridge

Media critic (amateur, semi-pro, and for one brief shining moment in 2000 pro) since 1986. Guy behind noise/powerelectronics band XTerminal (after many small stints in jazz, rock, and metal bands). Known for being tactless but honest.

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