This beautifully illustrated collection of nocturnally inspired images and writing introduces children to great art and poetry, while sending them off to a dream-filled sleep.
Drawing from centuries of artistic and literary traditions from around the world, this gorgeous bedtime book pairs works of art with poems and short fiction. Divided into eight thematic sections it features dozens of double-paged spreads that families will turn to again and again as part of their bedtime routine. The carefully chosen, diverse selection of images includes works by John Singer Sargent, Georgia O’Keeffe, Utagawa Hiroshige and Henri Le Sidoner among many others, beautifully reproduced in luminous color. Accompanying these artworks are poems, mediations and short fiction that range from lighthearted verse to eerie folktales. Together these words and pictures create meaningful impressions that children will treasure and remember as they drift off to sleep—and hold onto for the rest of their lives.
About the Author
Alison Baverstock is the author of many books on publishing, communication and art for children including Secrets in a Box: The Art of Joseph Cornell and 13 British Artists Children Should Know (both Prestel). She is Professor of Publishing at Kingston University, UK.
Matt Cunningham is a writer and illustrator. He teaches at Morley College and Kingston University, UK.
Annette Roeder has written and illustrated numerous books for young readers, including 13 Buildings Children Should Know (Prestel). She lives outside Munich, Germany.