Author(s): Nancy Tillman
It's time to sleep, it's time to sleep,
the fishes croon in waters deep.
The songbirds sing in trees above,
"It's time to sleep, my love, my love."
As children prepare for bed, the world around them is also settling down for the night. Animals who live in the jungle, the forest, the sea--all whisper to their babies a soft refrain: It's time to sleep, my love.
As comforting as a soft blanket and warm as a goodnight hug, Eric Metaxas's lullaby is lovingly brought to life by bestselling artist Nancy Tillman (On the Night You Were Born) , whose illustrations celebrate the wonders of the natural world, and the bonds of family.
It's Time to Sleep, My Love is a 2009 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.
Praise for "It's Time to Sleep, My Love: "
"As in "On the Night You Were Born", the words directly address a young listener with comforting, fanciful imagery . . . Culminating in a final scene of a sleeping child in a floating bed under a watchful moon, this gentle, tender offering will buoy children with its strong messages of safety and love."--"Booklist""A luxuriant bedtime retreat for children and parents alike."--"Kirkus Reviews"
Praise for" On the Night You Were Born: "
"This is one of those rare baby books that make both skeptics and sentimentalists of all ages happy."--"Publishers Weekly"
"A beautiful tribute to the uniqueness of every child."--"Kirkus Reviews"
"Many parents will welcome this opportunity to tell their children how special and loved they are."--"Booklist"
"Rhyming text extols and celebrates the uniqueness of a newborn."--"School Library Journal"
Nancy Tillman is the author and illustrator of the "New York Times" best-selling picture book "On the Night You Were Born" and its companion journal, "The Wonder of You: A Book for Celebrating Baby's First Year." Her other books include "Wherever You Are: My Love Will Find You, The Spirit of Christmas," and "Tumford the Terrible." A former advertising executive, Tillman now writes and illustrates full-time. She lives in Tualatin, Oregon. Eric Metaxas is the author of "Everything You Always Wanted to Know About God (But Were Afraid to Ask)" and thirty children's books. He has written for Veggie Tales and Rabbit Ears Productions, earning three Grammy nominations for Best Children's Recording.