When Mermaids Sleep by Ann Bonwill Online

When Mermaids Sleep
Title : When Mermaids Sleep
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ISBN : 9780375870613
Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 32

   In this beautifully lyrical bedtime picture book, young readers will be whisked to a land where mermaids sleep and pirates snore; where fairies slumber on flower petals and a giant's sleepy sighs make the valleys rumble. Featuring dream-like illustrations by Society of Illustrators Gold Medal recipients Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher, When Mermaids Sleep is an ideal addi   In this beautifully lyrical bedtime picture book, young readers will be whisked to a land where mermaids sleep and pirates snore; where fairies slumber on flower petals and a giant's sleepy sighs make the valleys rumble. Featuring dream-like illustrations by Society of Illustrators Gold Medal recipients Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher, When Mermaids Sleep is an ideal addition to the bedtime canon.


When Mermaids Sleep Reviews

  • Leila

    This came across my desk at work because one of our patrons had ordered it set aside for her child. The reader-at-large opinion is that it is a four-star book. I wish I could give it 10. This is a lovely, lushly illustrated visual fantasy, with many details in its pictures for your child to explore. For the parent who is sick unto gagging with reading "Goodnight Moon" (and there is nothing wrong with "Goodnight Moon", but it's difficult not to go sing-song in reading it to your child for the for [...]

  • Kat

    Basic plot: Night-time with various mythical creatures.The book basically tracked a path across a magical world as all of the different types of creatures bed down for the night. There are some good words in this book, making this a good way to introduce some vocabulary to the little ones. The art is whimsical and well done. Overall, this makes a very good bedtime story.

  • Heidi-Marie

    That's a sweet bedtime poem to read to a child at night--especially a child who like fantasy and fairy tale creatures. The illustrations are perfect for a bedtime book. It may not compete well against other poetry books among the Beehive nominees--but its short and sweet. Which I love!

  • Whole And

    Stunning and imaginative, a beautiful enchanted bedtime mermaid book.

  • Tiffiny

    My daughter didn't care much for this one but I really liked it.

  • Karen

    My five-year-old son picked out this book from our local library this week. It was because of the dragon on the cover. The first stanza of this poem-story is brilliant. It is perfect. It lilt and lulls. A few of the other stanzas were very good, and some just didn't quite work. That was a bit disappointing. What wasn't disappointing was the artwork. So very lush and lavish. And layered. I fell in love with the baby unicorn -- I want one. Actual rating: 3.5 for the text, 4.5 for the illustrations [...]

  • Alice

    This is a 3 1/2 stars (hint hint I need half choices) It is great but not quite a 4. (4 is really good for me) At first I wasn't thrilled about the cover and wasn't sure about a mermaid book, but it really isn't about mermaids at all! It is a good night bed time book about all mythical creatures going to sleep. From Genies to Giants, Fairies to Dwarves, it is a cute book and the pictures are great!

  • Liz

    A lovely little bedtime story perfect for young fans of fairy tales and magical creatures. From mermaids sleeping on their reefs to sighing giants and tired unicorns, Ann Bonwin's rhyming verses take readers on a journey to visit all sorts of magical creatures before finally saying, "goodnight" themselves. The collage-style illustrations are especially beautiful and young readers will enjoy the details of each two-page spread. Great for sharing with kids ages 3 and up.

  • Lauri Meyers

    A delightful, rhyming, woozy night time book visiting mythical (or historical) creatures in slumber. Each spread is connected to the previous- the unicorn's pillow of leaves turn into a blanket of leaves for the giante goblins sleep in the giants shoesI would have loved this as a child, even though the pictures are a little scary (and probably partially because.)

  • Suzanne Steward

    I absolutely loved this book. The illustrations are stunning and the book features a magical lullaby as the author talks about how mermaids, pirates, genies, giants, goblins, sea serpents, and fairies sleep. A good story time book for toddlers and preschoolers. This would also make an excellent bedtime story.

  • Samantha

    A dreamy good book about mermaids and other mythical creatures. Rhyming text lulls readers to sleep with the help of mixed media artwork. The artwork is amaaaaazing and the texture and colors combine to create a land of enchantment any dreamer would be lucky to visit. Great read aloud for PreK-2.

  • Andrea

    I liked this book--it is a unique story, depicting various mythical characters falling asleep. Each picture connects to the next, and they are highly detailed with some really interesting texture in the pictures.

  • Gary

    Third book used for my storytelling session today. Not a story, but I really liked the rhyming sequences. Plus the kids loved the various fantasy characters! It was really apt for the last page to say "It's time to say Good night."

  • Meg McGregor

    One of the most beautifully illustrated lullaby and bed time books I have ever seen.The only problem is the title. The mermaids are only on the first page so I feel the title is a bit misleading.But besides that, I love this book. It is perfect for nap time as well.

  • Michael

    Beautiful, soft illustrations and simple, quiet rhymes accompany this exploration of different mythological creatures. Great book for night-time and for kids who like mermaids, genies, giants, etc. (Who doesnt'?)

  • Linda

    3 1/2 stars. The beautiful illustrations made me round up on this one. Nice poetry about mythical creatures sleeping.

  • Emelda

    Perfect bedtime/naptime story.

  • Felicia

    Beehive Nominee 2015- wonderful pictures and poems

  • Harold Underdown

    Five stars for the illustrations, which are striking! The text is effective and well thought-out, but not ground-breaking. Of course, it doesn't need to be.

  • Mercy

    mermaids, unicorns, wizards, pirates all go to sleep

  • Kiersten

    I loved this book. It's a perfect bedtime book. It takes kids to magical and mysterious places, and the illustrations are exquisite, full of texture and color.

  • Aine

    Very cute rhyming kids book with gorgeous art.

  • Alexander Jones

    Beehive Nominee 2015

  • Becky Cranick

    I picked this up at the library for my kids; and I just fell in love with it. The pictures are beautiful and whimsical. The writing is such that brings the reader into the magic. A wonderful read.

  • Corinnagoodwin

    good bedtime book

  • Briana

    <3

  • Lizzie

    Cool use of prescriptive and texture in the illustrations.

  • Samantha Ania

    This is just such a lovely picture book, I want to remember it.

  • Magila

    4.5

  • Katie Fitzgerald

    Read at daycare visit on 6/26/13: storytimesecrets/