Bedtime in the Jungle

Bedtime in the Jungle As nighttime approaches mother animals and their babies are settling down for the night A rhinoceros soothes one child to sleep while a monkey makes a bed for her two babies and a leopard tucks in h

  • Title: Bedtime in the Jungle
  • Author: John Butler
  • ISBN: 9781561454860
  • Page: 366
  • Format: Hardcover
  • As nighttime approaches, mother animals and their babies are settling down for the night A rhinoceros soothes one child to sleep, while a monkey makes a bed for her two babies and a leopard tucks in her three little ones By the time readers arrive at the stunning gatefold illustration at the end of the story, a herd of ten elephant babies is nodding off, and silence finaAs nighttime approaches, mother animals and their babies are settling down for the night A rhinoceros soothes one child to sleep, while a monkey makes a bed for her two babies and a leopard tucks in her three little ones By the time readers arrive at the stunning gatefold illustration at the end of the story, a herd of ten elephant babies is nodding off, and silence finally settles over the jungle Perhaps other little eyes will begin to close as well Written in the style of the familiar childrens song, Over in the Meadow, John Butlers richly illustrated rhyming story will satisfy and comfort readers of all ages.

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    1. One of the most beautiful bedtime books for children that I have ever seen. Absolutely breathtaking photographs and soothing text make this a classic at bedtime or naptime!

    2. A jungle twist to Over in the Meadow. Not bad. Will be a good display for my Toddler Jungle/safari theme, but would read well too. Those baby crocodiles--adorable!!

    3. This story is about ten different jungle animals. The sun was setting and the sunset reminded the animals it was time to prepare for bed. The first animal was a rhino who had one baby. Mother rhino told her baby to sleep and her baby told her that he would sleep. On the next page there is a mother monkey with two babies. She told her babies to rest and they said that they would. On each page is a different animal and their babies increase by one more. The last mother that is described is an elep [...]

    4. My five-year-old son picked this book out from the library today. He likes counting books. Somehow I missed any reference to this book being written to fit with the tune "Over in the Meadow". By the end of the first verse, I twigged on. (Thank you, Marianne Berkes, for your many books set to that tune.) Once I started singing it, my son liked it better. And it was good. But it was not quite as good as Marianne Berkes' Over in the Jungle. The illustrations were very lovely, especially the tigers [...]

    5. I must confess I had never heard "Over in the Meadow" until I saw that this book was written to the tune of the song. It's a story about all the animals of the jungle going to sleep with their babies, with counting to boot.The colored pencil illustrations are soft and gentle, and lull the reader in to sleep (hopefully!).A fine book for a bedtime story time, or for reading at bedtime (duh!)

    6. To sing or not to sing? I never know what to do when books clearly follow a song. This is set to the lilt of "Over in the Meadow" so I end up singing some pages, reading others. The kids don't seem to mind! My kids loved rhyming the number of animal babies into the song. I loved the illustrations which made each animal appear life like, yet soft enough to touch. My kids of course loved the flap on the elephant page and each had to take a turn lifting the flap to count each elephant.

    7. Written to the tune of Over in the Meadow- this is a sweet bedtime story that also involves counting. I very much enjoy John Butler's colored pencil and acrylic illustrations. His animals are always so sweet. The only bummer is that with most counting books- the number 7 is rhymed with heaven which means it is out as a possible storytime read aloud. Great for reading one on one though and it would make a great gift.

    8. Setting: The Jungle Awards: NoneBedtime in the Jungle is a counting book that also incorporates rhyming and poetry like elements into the story. As the animals lay their young to rest, the quiet, rhythmic tone will surely have children fast asleep. This is a great story than can be read to young children, as well as preschoolers during their nap time or bed time.

    9. This is a beautiful bedtime book. I love "Over in the Meadow" and all the adaptations to it. Butler does a great job with his version set in the jungle. I love all the jungle animals. Butlers illustrations are as cute and sweet as ever.

    10. I would NOT recommend trying to sing this to "Over In the Meadow"--the rhymes all work but the rhythm of each is different and the song would not flow smoothly. They're adequate verse though and the art is luminous and beautiful.

    11. Very calming and sweet. Ten different animals are put to bed in the jungle and each repeats the action of getting ready for bed that their parent says. Toddler and up for length and toddler has to be the right group.

    12. Recommended Ages: toddlers - pre-KThis is a very sweet book about animals in the jungle going to bed. It incorporates rhyming text and counting. The illustrations are done in acrylic and colored pencil and are very life-like.

    13. This is a precious counting book. The muted colors of the jungle and the animals set the perfect tone for a naptime or bedtime story.

    14. My two year old really seemed to like this bedtime story that combines beautiful pictures of animals and counting. He likes counting the babies on each page.

    15. Love John Butler. To the tune of "Over in the Meadow."Another adorable book, perfect for babytime/bedtime.

    16. Sweet images of baby animals and their parents. Great rhyming text used to count animal babies from 1 to 10. Large double-page illustrations make this a nice one for storytime/use with a group.

    17. Book written in the style of the song "Over in the Meadow" about animals in the jungle getting ready to go to bed. Book is good for young children learning to count.

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