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This hauntingly lovely classic lullaby is paired with imaginative illustrations. A mother’s love chases away fear in a nordic-inspired celebration of sweet sleep....

Title : slumber my darling
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ISBN : 30657414
Format Type : Kindle Edition
Number of Pages : 32 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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slumber my darling Reviews

  • Sandra
    2019-05-28 19:22

    In a Nordic setting, this book is written as a lullaby, a song for bed time, about a mom promising her child she will look after her while sleeping. The text is a little challenging, but I think in this kind of books the melody is as important as the words, and in this case the story is beautifully melodic. The illustrations are pretty, cute, perfect for this text. I received this copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

  • Elaine Mullane
    2019-06-17 15:27

    I love the Nordic setting of this book. This sweet little tale, presented as a lullaby for bedtime, is about a mother watching over her child as she sleeps, protecting her while she is in the land of nod.The illustrations is this picture book are just beautiful (especially the dragon!) and the words are so melodic they almost read like a song. Any story about a mother's love for her children tugs at my heartstrings, but I especially love how this book captures a mother's power to chase her children's fear away. With old-fashioned verse and words that sound like music, this is a lovely read to add to your child's bedtime routine.Thank you Netgalley and the author for the opportunity to read this book.

  • Cat
    2019-05-25 17:29

    This book would make a lovely gift for a new baby! Illustrations are wonderful. Foster's song can be found on YouTube if any parent cares enough to want learn t to sing their child to sleep. Just beautiful!i received a free ARC from Netgalley in exchange for a fair review.

  • Andréa
    2019-05-27 14:25

    Note: I received a digital review copy of this book through NetGalley.

  • Ryan
    2019-05-20 15:01

    This book is near perfect. The illustrations are spot on, and it reads more like a lyrical poem than a typical picture book. I almost want it to be a song, but it is okay that it’s not. It’s a bedtime book, without ever mentioning bedtime. LOVE IT! By the way, my favorite illustration is by far the dragon.

  • Craig Sisterson
    2019-06-14 14:10

    Apparently this is a classic lullaby matched with new illustrations, and it certainly reads that way - the verses are old-fashioned and seem of another time (this isn't a bad thing, necessarily). The illustrations are interesting, and bring the verses to vivid life. It has a nice rhythm and is a cool wee book.

  • Carla Johnson-Hicks
    2019-06-01 11:29

    This lullaby written as a bedtime story with beautiful, imaginative illustrations is a good bedtime read to older toddlers and pre-school children. The reason I say that is because some of the imagery would be difficult to understand for younger children. This book tells about a mother's love protecting her young and keeping her children's fears at bay. This would make a great addition to any family library. The publisher provided me with a copy of this book via Netgalley.

  • Penny Olson
    2019-06-15 19:01

    I received an electronic copy of this book from Netgalley in return for an honest review. This is an old lullaby accompanied by beautiful illustrations with a Nordic theme. It is a very soothing read, perfect for bedtime. I would say it is most suitable for toddlers although my six year-old did enjoy it.

  • Donna Maguire
    2019-06-13 14:16

    For me this is set in the style of a very traditional story book for children and I will admit that I loved that touch. For me I had hoped that it may be a bit more child friendly as I can't see my little one understanding some of the words until she's a bit older. It's got some beautiful illustrations and I think its definitely one to treasure in a few years.

  • Storywraps
    2019-05-28 18:13

    Nothing is more soothing and calming to a young child at bedtime when they know, without a shadow of a doubt, that their mother will be guarding over them and protecting them all through the night while they drift off into Slumberland. "Slumber my darlingThey mother is nearGuarding thy dreamsFrom all terror and fear."The reassurance and love that is embedded in that word promise and transferred into the heart of her child is a bond that can never be broken between the two.She gives her word to her beloved child that he will be protected as she is watching out for him during the long, dark night. She tenderly tells him that the birds are at rest and the dew is silently falling... all the world is at peace. She gently wraps him in her words of love and prays that angels will shield him from any harm. This beautiful classic lullaby, set in a nordic setting, is a perfect bedtime story and although it contains words from years-gone-by it will still work perfectly with today's modern child.

  • Sea Reads
    2019-05-30 15:20

    This book is an adorable modern illustration of an older lullaby. The language of the lullaby is a bit clunky at times, but flows with an enjoyable cadence and rhythm. Castro's Nordic-themed illustrations are peppy and warm, bringing a wonderful sense of adventure and coziness to the book!I received this book free through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

  • Ilonita50
    2019-06-06 12:26

    I received this children picture arc for an honest review, thank you!This is fresh and new, individual drawings set for the older written lullaby. The drawings are bright and lovely. Some I see as a beautiful postcards this is how much I enjoyed them. As the lullaby is not written nowadays, some of it's words are not smooth, but I think when you sing the poem it matters the drawings and the voice that draws the little reader to the book.I am one of the person's who looks for books that has been illustrated by individuals and have a uniqueness in their art, their own style within the context.