Book of the Week — In A Blue Room

April 17, 2008

This is a new book at our house.
In a Blue Room by Jim Averbeck with illustrations by Tricia Tusa. And it’s already showing a bit of wear and tear from all the loving and handling and reading.

A story about bedtime that’s a perfect bedtime story. Very calming and engaging. And not-too-long (which is crucial at the end of the day when I. Am. Worn. Out.)

Alice, who only likes blue things, is trying to fall asleep, but is having a hard time of it. Her mother brings her lovely things that engage all 5 senses, but alas, those things are not blue — until the Moon works it’s magic.

The illustrations are charming and graceful with lots of little details. I especially love the image of Alice taking a deep breath of the gorgeous flower arrangement. My kids love this book.

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{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Julianna April 17, 2008 at 7:14 pm

I think some of my favorite posts are your recommendations on children’s books. My biggest weakness by far is buying children’s books. I love knowing what books are enjoyed by other families. Right now we just discovered ‘Fancy Nancy’ by Jane O’Conner and my girls are learning lots of fancy new words. This book looks delightful and I have added it to my Amazon wishlist for future purchase. Thanks!


2 Kimberly April 18, 2008 at 3:06 pm

This sounds great. My daughter LOVES all things blue too. Thanks!


3 vanessa October 3, 2009 at 7:58 pm

This is one of my very favorite children's books. I read it to myself sometimes, even when my daughter is not around, just because I like it so much. Another beautiful bedtime book is The Night Is Singing by Jacqueline Davies. I just found your book reviews–I love seeing what others are reading!


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