Bedtime Kiss for Little Fish
Lorie Ann Grover, , illus. by Debra Ziss. . Scholastic/Cartwheel, $6.99 (14pp) ISBN 978-0-545-12823-0
This board book bids good night to sea creatures amid crisp, soothing images of stars, seaweed, bubbles and waves. “Night is dark, baby shark,” says a little, orange fish to the nonthreatening shark, adding, “Make no fuss, octopus,” to a haughty, pink cephalopod on a later spread. In the end, a large yellow goldfish kisses the little fish good night: “Time for sleep in the deep, deep, deep.” Utterly serene from start to finish, with the bonus of introducing some interesting sea creatures. Up to age 3.
Reviewed on: 06/01/2009