247. “So Sleepy Story” by Uri Shulevitz


Everything is sleepy in a sleepy house: sleepy chairs, sleepy clock, sleepy boy in  a sleepy bed…  Suddenly,  the house magically fills with music, which gets louder and louder. Sleepy chairs start to rock, sleepy plates begin to dance on the shelves and the boy wakes up. Until the music  softly drifts away  and the whole house goes to sleep again.

On one hand the book reminds me of  the classic “Goodnight Moon” by Margaret Wise-Brown. It is equally lyrical. But in the “So Sleepy Story”, the night is not all cosy and quiet. In this book,  going to bed is just the beginning of a magical adventure. Anything can happen in dream.

A truly enchanting bedtime story. You virtually feel the music. Very imaginative  pictures.

 

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