When I was describing some nice children’s books yesterday I wanted to also tell you about the truly luscious and very tender picture books that we had the opportunity to feature this fall when we worked with Eric Metaxas at a Presbyterian church in Erie—yes, the brainy Bonhoeffer guy, the Wilberforce biographer, the author of the great anthology of brilliant lectures called Socrates in the City which we’ve raved about here. They are not holiday-themed but my-oh-my would they make lovely presents for any family with young children! An excellently-produced children’s picture book and a chunky board book version–both are truly wonderful.
So, here are two more children’s books, offered at the best price anywhere, since we have some left over from our exciting event in Erie with Eric. (Geesh, it’s starting to sound like a Dr. Seuss rhyme. Excellent!)
It’s Time to Sleep, My Love is written by Eric Metaxas and illustrated by Nancy Tillman (Feiwel & Freinds.) This lovely book has won numerous awards and can honestly be called beloved. It is obviously a lullaby, wooing a child to sleep. The rich hues of the very moving watercolor artwork catches your eyes first, and then the wonderful cadence, the sweet (and very interesting) little story unfolds. Eric is a smart guy, and a funny guy. Who knew we could craft such romantic, poignant lines? (Nancy Tillman, you may know, illustrated the beautiful On The Night You Were Born, which also has won much acclaim. She is a master at her craft and Eric is perfectly paired with her here.)
Parenting magazine has called Mr. Metaxas a “children’s author non-pareil” which I guess is pretty darn sweet, don’t you think? Another reviewer said that It’s Time To Sleep My Love is “the Goodnight Moon for the 21st century.” Maybe you should tell grandma or grandpa to buy it for the grandchildren–it is just so nicely done.
There are two editions, the regular hardback picture book, and a somewhat smaller board book edition.
The hardback regularly sells for $16.95
NOW ON SALE FOR $11.00.
It has a swan on the cover.
The board board regularly sells for $7.99.
NOW ON SALE FOR $5.00
It has a panda on the cover.
I’m thinking you might need one of each. Am I right?
SALE LASTS FIVE DAYS ONLY
expires December 13th.