It''s time to sleep, it''s time to sleep,
the fishes croon in waters deep.
The songbirds sing in trees above,
"It''s time to sleep, my love, my love."
As children prepare for bed, the world around them is also
settling down for the night. Animals who live in the jungle, the
forest, the sea-all whisper to their babies a soft refrain: It's
time to sleep, my love.
As comforting as a soft blanket and warm as a goodnight
hug, Eric Metaxas''s lullaby is lovingly brought to life
by bestselling artist Nancy Tillman (On the Night You
Were Born) , whose illustrations celebrate the wonders of
the natural world, and the bonds of family.
It''s Time to Sleep, My Love is a 2009 Bank Street -
Best Children''s Book of the Year.