Friday, April 11, 2014

When Mermaid's Sleep by Ann Bonwill

When Mermaid's Sleep by Ann Bonwill Book Type: Children's Literature
Author: Ann Bonwill
Pages: 32

 In this beautifully lyrical bedtime picture book, young readers will be whisked to a land where mermaids sleep and pirates snore; where fairies slumber on flower petals and a giant's sleepy sighs make the valleys rumble. Featuring dream-like illustrations by Society of Illustrators Gold Medal recipients Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher,When Mermaids Sleep is an ideal addition to the bedtime canon.

My Review:
This book is a perfect bedtime story! I wish I had read this when I was a kid! Although mermaids play a small part in this book, there are other many mystical creatures, such as pirates, genies, treasure, wizards, unicorns and much more. The illustrations are breathtaking and are a perfect example of what a picture book should be; bright, colorful, captivating and clever. The pictures really transform the reader to a fantasy land. The text in this book is actually a poem, but it tells such a beautiful story. I would definitely recommend reading this, even if you're an adult. I give this book (*****) 5 stars.
-Sirenita The Selkie

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