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Monday, March 7, 2016

The Sea of Sleep

The Sea of Sleep by Warren Hanson illustrated by Jim LaMarche, 2010

"The Sea of Sleep is calm tonight. Calm and still. Her quiet ripples tiptoe on the shore. Kissing quickly, Then run away again, Slipping swiftly back across the sand, Carrying away the footprints of the day."

This book will carry you away into dreamland with it's language and illustrations of a seal mama and her pup. I love the feminine portrayal of the moon in the illustrations as well as the rainbow of dolphins. 

"It is the moon. And all the stars. And the darkness, As it wraps us in its loving arms And holds us safe and warm."