FICTION

A Lullaby for Little One

illus. by Charles Fuge. 32p. Nosy Crow. Feb. 2015. Tr $12.99. ISBN 9780763676087. LC 2014939345.
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PreS—It's early evening, but there's still time to play, so Daddy Bunny entices Baby Bunny to enjoy the remaining hours. The two chase each other, laughing and leaping in the lush, green woods. They whoop, and they swoop, and Owl calls out, "Whoo." Mouse plays peek-a-boo, and Bear joins in the fun as well. But after so much excitement and play, Baby Bunny whimpers, "Boo-hoooooo!" The youngster is very tired, so his father picks him up and carries him home, singing, "Hush-a-bye, Little One," as the sun sets over the meadow. In the last illustration, the pair is snuggled up for the night. "I love you, Little One," he says. "Sweet dreams and good night." The gentle, doe-eyed characters are rendered in soft-toned watercolors. Each page has very few words, which are printed in large type. This book will be suitable for one-on-one sharing and in collections where additional stories about fathers are desired.—Roxanne Burg, Orange County Public Library, CA
Big Daddy Rabbit gets Little One all riled up before bedtime by playing and shouting with all the other animals in the woods. Little One recognizes when it's time to settle down, though, and they snuggle and go to sleep. Energetic rhymes pair with lush, emotive illustrations of bears and rabbits and owls saccharinely dancing together.

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