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Summary: This is a picture book with gorgeous illustrations of a variety of animals sleeping in their natural habitats. You'll learn about animals that sleep standing up, upside down, underwater, and more. This rhyming picture book shows all types of animals and where they sleep.
Type of Reading: bedtime story, playtime reading, read aloud book, learning to read
Recommended Age: read together: 2 to 6; read yourself: 6 to 8
Interest Level: 3 to 8
Reading Level: 1.6
Age of Child: Read with 3-year-old boy.
Young Reader Reaction: My son was stimulated by identifying familiar animals and new animals alike. He would often add additional details about the scene or environment.
Adult Reader Reaction: I liked this book. I thought the pictures were gorgeous - almost frame-able.
Pros: Gorgeous pictures and wonderful depictions of animals make this a sweet book to read just before bed.
Cons: There weren't enough words. I had to explain or discuss the pictures to fill out the story.
Borrow or Buy: Buy. This is a great bedtime story, but it also has great value in teaching kids about nature.
Educational Themes: In addition to being a bedtime story, kids will learn about habitat and behavioral differences among animals. There is a fill-in-the-blank section at the end that provides both a review of the animals and supplemental biology facts. These are geared toward older kids, maybe 4 to 6.