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Sleepy Sun Review by Kate Kessler and Lyria MooreBy Mari Priscilla Hanson
16605 E. Palisades Blvd.
Suite 124, PMB 302
Fountain Hills, AZ 85268
Sleepy Sun, a new release from Mari Priscilla Hanson, is a delightful 23-page bedtime book. You and your children will learn why the sun is "sleepy" after a hard day of warming the world.
"The sun was in the sky
Where birds and airplanes flew
And with the farmers gathering corn
The beautiful sun rays grew"
"Sunshine heated up the desert
Oh, what a hot and busy day!
It streamed through forest cabins
And to countries far away"
With each of these verses comes a creative colorful two-page spread of the artistry of Kathleen M. Hanson. It will be sure to draw your children in the moment they open the book. My favorite page has to be the "countries far away." I love that she includes different cultures in her artwork.
The second to last few pages you and your child will find a gorgeous wash of color as you follow the setting of the sun. The sun has worked hard all day, just as your child has played hard. The final two pages we find the sun sleeping in the night sky.
"It's time to go to sleep now
The stars are shining bright
It will see you in the morning
Goodnight, Sweet Child, goodnight."
It is truly a charming bedtime book. The characters in the story are pleasantly painted, and the peaceful ending elicits the kind of calm you hope your child will have just before bed. In the middle of winter, this book makes you feel all warm inside. Sleepy Sun is a keeper!