Sunday, August 29, 2010

Diane Muldrow: Somewhere So Sleepy

Somewhere So Sleepy
Do you know that somewhere, in a leafy tree, a little koala has just finished her supper?
(lift flap) Cuddle Up, Little Koala.

And thus begins this sweet lift-the-flap board book. I like books that slip in a little nonfiction information along with the fiction, and this book does that effortlessly. Each spread begins in the same way: Do you know that somewhere...

And then totz are lead to a cozy nest, a squishy swamp, a warm little house, etc. What will they find there? Lift the large flaps to find out. The book is sturdy board and the flaps are big, almost full page size. I enjoyed the surprise of the pull-down window shade on the last spread.

Artist Jui Ishida's site is really simple, but hints at wonderful art! I'd love to see more.

Very cute book!

Somewhere So Sleepy
Author: Diane Muldrow
Artist: Jui Ishida
Golden Books (Random House), 2010


2 comments:

Sam and Boo said...

This one looks cute. Boo already has a thing for koalas, so I think we'll have to give it a try. Thanks!

Lorie Ann Grover said...

It looks adorable, Joan. Hope Boo likes it!