“What’s that quacking sound I can hear?” asks Lily. “Shhh!” says Mother Rabbit. “It’s only the ducks resting in the tall reeds.” “Sorry,” says Golden-eyed Duck, and he sings the most beautiful duck lullaby he knows. But just as Lily is drifting off to sleep, she hears, “Tu-whit, tu-whoo!” Will the other animals ever be quiet so that Lily can get to sleep at last? Find out in this warm and evocative farmyard tale.
From School Library Journal
PreSchool-Grade 1-This gentle tale of a bunny’s sleepless night has lots of charm. While Lily’s mother carefully explains the sources of the many barnyard sounds preventing the curious rabbit from sleeping, some of the animals causing the disturbances come forward to share their nighttime comforts, lullabies, and bedtime stories with the tired creature. While their offerings do little to soothe Lily, the hens’ straw beds intrigue her. When she finally snuggles down on one of her own, the sleepy horses awake to a new sound in the barn-Lily snoring peacefully. The soft, warm watercolor-and-pencil illustrations match the tone of this comforting tale. While this book is a grand storytime choice, it will also be terrific for one-on-one sharing.
Andrea Tarr, Corona Public Library, CA
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