Monday, January 11, 2010

Sleepy ABC - Margaret Wise Brown

Illustrated by Karen Katz
Harper, 2010
"Ages 4-8"
Rating: 2
Endpapers: Bright orange

Here's a sleepy nighttime book that is vibrantly colored and wide awake - it doesn't really seem very sleepy to me. I adore Karen Katz's paintings, but his one doesn't seem to match the worrds. And Brown's words - written and copyrighted in 1953, seem so old-fashioned. Well....I guess they are....strike me down, now, lightning bolt!

Unfortunately, this book just doesn't work for me, as much as I'd love it to.

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