cover image Good Night, My Darling Baby

Good Night, My Darling Baby

Alyssa Satin Capucilli, illus. by Annie Bach. Little Simon, $7.99 (14p) ISBN 978-1-4814-8119-9

In one of two titles kicking off the New Books for Newborns line, Capucilli and Bach showcase an array of animal parents bidding their offspring good night by moonlight. The repeating language creates a lulling mood (“Papa horse sang a good-night tune/ to his baby foal beneath the blue, blue moon”) as does the moody, muted palette of Bach’s tenderly illustrated scenes, which give off a welcoming, folk-art vibe. Simultaneously available: Mama Loves You So by Terry Pierce, illus. by Simone Shin. Up to age 3. [em]Author’s agent: Liza Voges, Eden Street Literary. Illustrator’s agent: Teresa Kietlinski, Bookmark Literary. (Mar.) [/em]