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A New Bedtime Classic
Reviewed in the United States on June 29, 2017
This is the bedtime book, as desired by our children and ourselves.
I spent a decade working as a child caregiver. How many times have I rocked children to sleep with "Goodnight Moon"? I don't want to know. But "Go to Sleep, Little Farm" provides a beautiful respite from that classic and is indeed worthy of achieving that status itself. Ray achieves the soothing rhythm necessary to lull a child down. The archetypal imagery of bears, foxes, fawns, pockets, are both whimsical and restful. It manages to avoid being bland without being overly cutesy. The illustrations avoid the flat, cartoonish look of so many modern children's books where the publisher's seem to hope the lack of effort will be seen as stylish (it isn't, at least not by me.)
Additionally, I first bought this last November and had to purchase a second copy several months later. It got that much love. A fine bedtime book.