Tucked inside this chunky board book is an oh so tender tribute to sleep. Simple text, perfectly accompanied by works of fine art, creates this tranquil bedtime family read.
~ Eight Cousins— From Summer Picks 2019
The second in an introductory series to fine art, curated for young children as never before: by theme
For children everywhere, sleep is part of their every day... and now, part of their first art collection! 35 full-page artworks from a variety of periods feature sleep in all its forms – from naptime to bedtime, dreaming to waking, sunsets to night skies – accompanied by a brief, tender, read-aloud text. Each work's title and artist's name are included as captions, for true integration of narrative and information. It's the perfect bedtime read for families – artsy or otherwise!
About the Author
Shana Gozansky is a freelance theater director whose work has been produced from NYC to LA. She holds an MFA in Directing from the Brown/Trinity Rep MFA Programs and is a graduate of Bard College. She is a Drama League Directing Fellow and her focus is on developing new plays. Shana is an avid museum-goer and art appreciator, a mother of a toddler, and a prolific social media humorist.
"A relatable framework through which to access broad-ranging works of art."—Publishers Weekly
"The follow up to My Art Book of Love, and it is just as wonderful. The My Art Book... series is my favourite board book series and this book met my high expectations. These two books would also be fantastic as presents."—Baby Librarians
"Works of fine art are paired with lyrical prose all about love. My toddler has a favourite page: the painting of Slow Dance by Kerry James Marshall. Whenever she gets to that page she starts dancing and it's adorable."—Book Riot
"This exquisite board book will retain its visual value forever?certainly long after children have moved beyond the format. That said, the simple concepts in this book are conveyed with elgance, wonder, and joy that compliment the artwork perfectly. Stunning, poetic, and playful, this one is a delight for all ages."—Kirkus Reviews
"Bedtime stories are a staple for countless children, from epic adventures about kickass princesses to awkwardly improvised tales about talking veggies. Now little readers can also dip their toes into art history with this collection of sleep-related art. The cute cover art also makes My Art Book of Sleep a simple yet gorgeous addition to your bookshelf."—Bookriot
"An intelligent look at art for the youngest of children."—Waking Brain Cells blog