In this lovely bedtime book, sheep and kangaroos, bunnies and bees, pussycats and children all go to sleep when night comes. Margaret Wise Brown's quiet words and Jean Charlot's gentle lithographs combine to make a perfect lullaby that is just the right size for a child to take to bed.
Barbara Bader called this 1943 book, now restored to its original size and format, the first of the true bedtime books. 1944 Caldecott Honor Book.
Margaret Wise Brown, cherished for her unique ability to convey a child's experience and perspective of the world, transformed the landscape of children's literature with such beloved classics as Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny. Other perennial favorites by Ms. Brown include My World; Christmas in the Barn; The Dead Bird; North, South, East, West; and Good Day, Good Night.Jean Charlot was a master lithographer and muralist whose works are a part of the collections of the Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.