Sweet Dreams ¡Dulces sueños!

Sweet Dreams Dulces Suenos
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Chicago Public Library's Best of the Best Books, 2008

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Sweet Dreams ¡Dulces sueños!
HarperCollins Children's Books/Rayo, illustrated by Mirabel Suarez
Book 2 of My Family/Mi familia, a four-book series of easy-read bilingual books.

Shh, shh, close your eyes. Shh...shh...Cierra los ojitos.Outside, the rabbits are sleeping, Afuera, los conejitos están durmiendo and the birds, and the squirrels. junto con los pajaritos, y las ardillas. Inside, Grandma tucks us snugly into bed. Adentro, Abuelita nos da las buenas noches. The stars and moon are shining bright. Las estrellas y la luna brillan. Sweet dreams!¡Dulces sueños!

Highlighted Reviews
"While all the animals and birds are sleeping and the stars are shining and the moon is smiling, Abuelita tucks her little grandson and two granddaughters in with kisses and wishes for sweet dreams. Bright, colorful watercolors show happy children getting ready for bed, detailing the repetitive and rhythmically lulling bilingual story … Abuelita's loving attention and gentle words bring tranquility and assurance to all as eyes close for a night of peaceful rest. This second in the new My Family/Mi Familia series brings a soothing tone to a nightly ritual universal in any language or culture."— Kirkus Reviews

"In prolific author Mora's latest, grandmother tucks in her three grandchildren, kissing them good night and reminding them that the animals, both inside and outside the house-squirrels, bunnies, birds, kitten, and dog-are sleeping already … [A] charming and tender-hearted addition to the bedtime bookshelf, and it should prove popular for both bookstores and libraries."—Criticas

"In this second helping of Mora’s My Family/Mi Familia easy-reader series, an abuelita prepares her three grandchildren for bed with soft kisses and whispers about sleeping animals. The repetitive text—along with the soothing, slightly disproportionate illustrations of a happy Latino family—is perfect for young readers. Librarians will find this a welcome addition to their collection of easy-readers in Spanish or English. Recommended."—REFORMA Newsletter