Bound To Stay Bound

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 Baby bedtime
 Author: Fox, Mem

 Publisher:  Beach Lane Books (2013)

 Classification: Easy
 Physical Description: [32] p., col. ill., 25 cm.

 BTSB No: 348649 ISBN: 9781481420976
 Ages: 4-8 Grades: K-3

 Stories in rhyme
 Bedtime -- Fiction
 Infants -- Fiction

Price: $6.50

After all the kissing and the hugging and the rocking and the snuggling, there at last comes a time for sleeping.

 Illustrator: Quay, Emma

   Kirkus Reviews (-) (06/01/14)
   School Library Journal (08/01/14)
 The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (00/10/14)
 The Hornbook (00/09/14)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 08/01/2014 PreS—In this soothing bedtime ode, an elephant in a bathrobe snuggles and carries her baby up to bed. Gentle hugs and kisses are accompanied by nose nibbles, toe gobbles, cradling, whispers, book reading, hair stroking, and yawns as bedtime draws near. In this beautifully designed book, a line of text is paired with an image rendered in muted pencils, acrylic paint, and Photoshop. Each illustration abounds in patterns and textures created from items such as doilies, handkerchiefs, lace, baskets, and belts. The elephants have an unfocused, sketchy look that pairs perfectly with twilight and dreams around the corner. This gentle lullaby in book form is perfect for sleepy toddlers and parents who will want to mimic the actions in the book.—Marge Loch-Wouters, La Crosse Public Library, WI - Copyright 2014 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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