#blogbookaday: Rock-a-Bye Romp

11 Jun

RockaBye Romp.jpgSummary:  “Turning a beloved lullaby on its head, this wonderful read-aloud pairs playful text and enchanting paintings to create a rollicking escapade with a clever premise and a cozy conclusion.
“Rock-a-bye, Baby, in the treetop. How did you ever get so high up?”

That’s a good question—and this delightful book weaves a gentle fantasy around the baby who finds himself in that very predicament! A marvelous adventure ensues, taking Baby from the tree branches to a farm full of animals to a ride down the river, and finally on a flight through the night sky into the safety of Mama’s arms.” (Taken from Goodreads)

Review: A well-known lullaby gets a re-telling in this story of a baby on an adventure before bedtime! A baby travels from that cradle in a tree, through a farm and down a river before a hawk finally takes the baby home to their mama, just in time for bedtime.

Personal Reaction: I’m a big fan of re-tellings and this doesn’t disappoint with soft rolling text and quiet, soothing colors this is a perfect bedtime story for a little one. With animals little ones will know and love this can be as interactive as you want it to be – adding animal sounds and farm facts could extend learning for an inquisitive toddler.

Title: Rock-a-Bye Romp
Author: Linda Ashman
Illustrator: Simona Mulazzani
Publisher: Nancy Paulsen Books
Publication Date: January 19, 2016

#blogbookaday (1)This is a new idea I’m trying on my blog this year that was inspired by @donalynbooks and @heisereads – to provide a brief review of a picture book every day of 2018. You’ll get a brief summary of the story, a review of the content, illustrations and theme, my personal reaction to the book and all the pertinent publication information! Enjoy!


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