A Songbird Dreams of Singing: Poems about Sleeping Animals (Hardcover)
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Learn more about the variety of fascinating ways animals sleep: from upside down and holding hands, to sleeping while swimming or flying!
Did you know otters sleep while holding hands; zebra finches rehearse their songs while dreaming; ducks and dolphins sleep with one half of their brains at a time; and, frigate birds sleep while flying? A Songbird Dreams of Singing: Poems about Sleeping Animals is a book of poetry with a scientific-and child-friendly-underpinning. With a poem for every animal, followed by a paragraph explaining the fascinating science behind how that animal sleeps, this artfully compiled book captures the wonder of our ecosystem. Designed with the look of a classic storybook/collection, with special effects on the cover, the book makes the perfect gift for young children!
About the Author
Kate Hosfordis the author of five picture books including Infinity and Me, which garnered many awards including a Bank Street Best of the Year, an ALA notable, was a JLG selection and many others. Her books have sold in half a dozen languages. Her newest book, Mama's Belly, just came out from Abrams, to wonderful reviews, including from PW which said: "Readers awaiting the arrival of a sibling will gain assurance that there will be more than enough love to go around." Kate lives in Brooklyn, NY.
Jennifer M. Potter is an illustrator who lives in San Francisco. When she's not busy drawing, she volunteers at the local animal shelter. She has ridden an elephant, adopted an otter, and fed a giraffe. She lives with her husband, several attention-starved plants, and a concerning number of watercolor palettes.
"Firmly in control of language and rhyme schemes but varying tone and tempo as she goes, Hosford marvels at the sleep habits of 18 creatures. At once eye-closing and eye-opening."—Kirkus Reviews
"The work as a whole makes a
unique, engaging readaloud from start to finish, and children may well pull it
from the shelves again and again to revisit favorite excerpts."—Publishers Weekly
"Not only is [A Songbird Dreams of Singing] gorgeous and the poems so original and beguiling; the informational text is a total wow!"—Sy Montgomery, author of the National Book Award finalist, The Soul of an Octopus.