"Jones's steady verse provides a soothing expansion of the familiar lullaby."
"A warmhearted, eye-pleasing new 'Rock-a-Bye Baby' picture book in verse, nicely calibrated for cozy bedtime reading."
The Children's Book Review:
"The new words feel familiar and nurturing.... Small eyes and fingers will delight in finding and pointing out the many hidden humans and animals that disguise themselves seamlessly into the nature-filled renderings. Emery['s] smooth and flowing brushstrokes create a delightful ambiance that is just right for a relaxing nighttime reading session."
Our State Magazine:
"Jones's lyrical text evokes a sense not only of calm, but also of wonder at the hidden images within each watercolor illustration by Emery."
The book is a 32-page, full-color new version of "Rock-a-Bye Baby," with an expanded story and lush, magical illustrations full of hidden animals just waiting to be found. Parents, grandparents, and children learning to read will be enchanted by the story and the beautiful art. It's the perfect gift for expectant and new parents and grandparents. The book is beautifully designed by Nathan Moehlmann of Goosepen Studio and Press.
Adding to the collaboration, singer/songwriter Laurelyn Dossett has recorded the lullaby's new lyrics. To listen to Laurelyn Dossett sing the lullaby, click here. NOTE: If you want to download her recording, right click on the link and save it to your computer.
You can purchase this book right here, and you can buy it at a number of wonderful independent stores:
California: Alexander Book Company, San Francisco
Massachusetts: The Old Creamery, Cummington; The Bookstore, Lenox; Dory and Ginger, Pittsfield; Red Lion Gift Shop, Stockbridge
North Carolina: Cherry Street Kids, Black Mountain; Flyleaf Books, Chapel Hill; The Regulator Bookshop, Durham; Hickory Museum of Art, Hickory; Purple Crow Books, Hillsborough; McIntyre's Books, Pittsboro; Old Books on Front Street, Wilmington; Bright Leaf Books, House of Plants and Rolly's Baby Boutique, Winston-Salem; Page 158 Books, Wake Forest
It's also available on Amazon.com
To order gorgeous prints from this book, go to artist Steve Emery's website.
A portion of the proceeds will go to child-abuse prevention and animal welfare nonprofits.