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The Resource Babies can sleep anywhere, by Lisa Wheeler ; illustrated by Carolina Buzio

Babies can sleep anywhere, by Lisa Wheeler ; illustrated by Carolina Buzio

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Babies can sleep anywhere
Title
Babies can sleep anywhere
Statement of responsibility
by Lisa Wheeler ; illustrated by Carolina Buzio
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Illustrator
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Compares the sleeping habits of animals with those of human babies
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Review
  • Baby-Toddler—A tender story that shows where different animals slumber with their young, while humorously illustrating how human babies aren't as choosy. As the title suggests (and as parents know well) babies will sleep anywhere. Using 15 different animals, including puppies, a mole, and a moose, this title showcases snappy text to complement the illustrations: "Cougars curl up in a lair." The renderings are sweet and soothing, and make for a peaceful, short bedtime story. For example, there is one line that says, "Squirrel's nutty nest is all littered with twigs." The squirrel gently tucks in two young squirrels with big oak leaves for blankets. A human dad floats in an inner tube with his son fast asleep on his chest. Accompanying this large graphic-style illustration is the refrain used throughout, "But babies can sleep anywhere." The tone is light and playful, and the one or two lines of text on most pages make this a perfect read-aloud selection. VERDICT An excellent first purchase for baby and toddler storytimes.— Robin Sofge, Prince William Public Library System, VA --Robin Sofge (Reviewed 10/01/2017) (School Library Journal, vol 63, issue 10, p72)
  • Wheeler and Búzio contrast the resting places of animals with those of human babies. The rhyming verses are gently somnolent: "Sloth stretches out in a moss-covered tree. / Cougars curl up in a lair. // Whales settle down in the deepest blue sea. / But babies can sleep anywhere." This pattern holds throughout, showing three animals at rest and then a babe asleep—in this case, atop a father's belly while the two float in an inner tube. Other spots include a woman's arms, in a backpack baby carrier, inside a bucket at the beach, and slumped over the tray of a high chair. The final spread celebrates the different places babies can rest, though readers may be disappointed that all those mentioned in the verse aren't pictured ("upside down!"). Amid the old standbys Wheeler nicely includes some less-familiar (and less-loved) animals: wolves, mole, skunk, and moose, for example. Búzio's flat, posterlike scenes tend toward the graphically simple, animals described by salient features and babies with just line eyes, noses, and mouths, their cheeks tinged with pink scribbles. Skin colors are notably diverse, and the ending scene is particularly strong, showing couples that are gay and interracial and a woman in a headscarf. Búzio's palette is strong in mint, lemon, salmon, and red, lending a retro feel to her illustrations. Yes, babies can indeed sleep anywhere, and perhaps this book is the way to get them there. (Picture book. 2-5)(Kirkus Reviews, July 1, 2017)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10573966
Cataloging source
DLC
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1963-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wheeler, Lisa
Dewey number
[E]
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • -2
  • -2
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Buzio, Carolina
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True
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  • Babies
  • Sleep
  • Animals
Target audience
preschool
Label
Babies can sleep anywhere, by Lisa Wheeler ; illustrated by Carolina Buzio
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Publication
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
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  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000059540137
Extent
unnumbered pages; 24 cm.
Isbn
9781419725364
Isbn Type
(hardcover with jacket)
Lccn
2016032979
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1002306308
Label
Babies can sleep anywhere, by Lisa Wheeler ; illustrated by Carolina Buzio
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000059540137
Extent
unnumbered pages; 24 cm.
Isbn
9781419725364
Isbn Type
(hardcover with jacket)
Lccn
2016032979
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1002306308

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