*I received a free ARC of this novel, with thanks to the author, Perseus Books – Running Press and NetGalley. The decision to review and my opinions are my own.*
Blurb: Do you know how animals sleep?
Otters fall asleep while holding hands; zebra finches practise their songs while dreaming; dolphins keep one half of their brain awake . . .
Beautiful poems about sleeping animals are interspersed with fascinating facts and beautiful illustrations – making this the perfect bedtime book!
This book is utterly gorgeous!
Full of exquisite illustrations of various sleeping animals, along with small segments of interesting factual prose about said animals’ sleeping habits, and lovely well-written verses about the same.
I was going to share this with Minishine and Babybows, as it is right up their street, but it was so very beautiful when I had a sneaky preview that I decided to keep the Kindle version to myself and treat them to a hardback copy for their bedroom stories instead!
I can’t think of a better book to gift anyone with children as it features family favourite topics: animals for the children, and sleep for the parents! It is both educational and entertaining, and I wholeheartedly recommend everyone to buy a copy (or lots of copies and gift them).
Oh mighty mothers of the sea
Why do you slumber vertically?
Your sleep is very short it seems
But do you have gigantic dreams?
– Kate Hosford, From ‘The Mysterious Sleep of Mother Whales’ in A Songbird Dreams of Singing
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A Songbird Dreams of Singing is available on Amazon right now!