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.