Everyone with little children who resist bedtime will love
The Sleepy Little Alphabet: A Bedtime Story from Alphabet Town
by Judy Sierra (author) and Melissa Sweet (illustrator)
40-page picture book or 34 page board book for preschool – kindergarten
It’s sleepytime in Alphabet Town
As moms and dads run round and round
The little letters skitter-scatter
Helter skelter what’s the matter?
The problem is that the twenty-six little lower case letters are not ready for bed. They are full of mischief and have plenty of excuses for their upper case parents who are trying to tuck them in. Each little’s personality is on display beginning with “a who is wide awake” and “b who still has a bath to take.“ The letters are illustrated in watercolor, pencil, and collage and pair perfectly with the sweet and silly rhyming text.
“Who’s that snoring Zzzz?
See you in the morning abc’s!”
The Sleepy Alphabet is a fun bedtime book but children will probably want you to read it again instead of going to sleep.
I’m sure you are familiar with the classic Good Night, Moon by Margaret Wise Brown which has put generations of children (and their parents) to sleep, but did you know that she wrote a number of other bedtime books? One of them is
Trine Grillo says
I like the original Sleepy ABC by Margaret Wise Brown. The illustrations are beautiful and the words do lull me to sleep.
Claire Annette Noland says
I love the original. Margaret Wise Brown wrote many bedtime books. I guess they were her specialty!