My Bed: Enchanting Ways to Fall Asleep Around the World

by Rebecca Bond, Salley Mavor

Delightful rhymes and charming hand-stitched art celebrate the many ways we sleep across the world. Perfect for a baby shower gift and for fans of This Is How We Do It.

  • Format: eBook
  • ISBN-13/ EAN: 9780358359050
  • ISBN-10: 0358359058
  • Pages: 40
  • Publication Date: 09/08/2020
  • Carton Quantity: 1

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  • About the Book
    * “Children around the world go to sleep in different beds in this ingeniously illustrated picture book…Read this before bedtime to ensure a world of sweet dreams.”--Kirkus Reviews, starred review 

     

    Delightful rhymes and charming hand-stitched art celebrate the many ways we sleep across the world. Perfect for a baby shower gift and for fans of This Is How We Do It. 

     

    My bed rocks on water 

    My bed sways in the breeze. 

    My bed’s beneath a curtain 

    My bed’s aloft in trees . . . 

     

    In the Netherlands, some beds rock on water. In Brazil they might sway in the breeze. From Canada to Japan, Afghanistan to Norway, sleep has taken many forms and shapes throughout history. Astonishing, hand-stitched illustrations and a delightful narrative tell the story of sleeping traditions across the world.

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    ★ "Children around the globe go to sleep in different kinds of beds in this ingeniously illustrated picture book.... All readers will want to return to pore over the details of these imaginative depictions.... A concluding note about the creation of the illustrations will be fascinating to adults and may prompt them to work with children to make some fabric collages. Read this before bedtime to ensure a world of sweet dreams." —Kirkus, STARRED review 

     

    "This eye-catching volume looks at bedtime....While the text is helpful, it’s secondary to the photos that showcase Mavor’s wonderfully detailed, diorama-like scenes, created with fabrics, beads, wood, and wire and richly, meticulously embellished with embroidery in thread and yarn. Featuring vibrant, harmonious colors, interesting patterns, and folk art charm, the illustrations will impress craft-minded viewers with the artist’s ingenuity and attention to detail. A handsome book to share with young children."—Booklist 

     

    "Mavor’s immersive signature illustrations charm; the intricately stitched art, handcrafted from fabric, beads, wire, and yarn on embroidered fabric backgrounds, will assuredly catch readers’ attention....this meditation on global similarities and differences is worth poring over for the fabric relief art alone." —Publishers Weekly

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