It’s Time to Sleep, My Love
“…GOODNIGHT, MOON for the 21st century.”
Mega-best-selling author/illustrator Nancy Tillman (On the Night You Were Born) has teamed up with Eric Metaxas to produce It’s Time to Sleep, My Love, a gorgeously illustrated lullabye picture book destined to become the bedtime children’s classic of a new generation
Parenting magazine has called Eric Metaxas a “children’s book author non-pareil“. He has written over thirty children’s books, including the best-sellers Squanto and the Miracle of Thanksgiving and God Made You Special (over 600,000 in print). He has been a writer for VeggieTales and his writing for Rabbit Ears has won three Grammy nominations for Best Children’s Recording.
What the critics are saying about It’s Time to Sleep, My Love:
“A luxuriant bedtime retreat for children and parents alike.”–Kirkus Reviews
“…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
Full review text: “With a rhythm similar to MemFox’s Time for Bed (1993), fishes croon, a turtledove coos, an otter utters and other animals otherwise sing bedtime praises to a tired little girl. What sets this lullaby apart are Tillman’s dramatic, digitally created illustrations, enhanced with chalk, watercolor and pencil. As in her recent On the Night You Were Born (2007), a menagerie of wildlife appears, from a crouching frog in a foggy pond to a mother and a baby tiger wrapped in flowering jungle vines, all preparing for sleep against detailed, luminescent backgrounds. When the text reaches the refrain, “So, go to sleep, my love,” the little girl is carried or nestled by panda, swan or reindeer. And just as the girl finally reaches sleep, the cast of creatures arrive by foot and hot-air balloon to bring her dreams to her. Readers of Tillman’s previous title will also recognize the reappearance of the glistening moon, this time at the quarter, which blows sparkles of light across the evening sky. A luxuriant bedtime retreat for children and parents alike.” — Kirkus Reviews