Lullabies for Bed Time
Susan Betts, Kerry Brown, Phil Cummings, Mike Dumbleton, Katrina Germein and Louise Pike
Little Book Press, 2017
28pp., pbk., RRP $A14.99
With illustrations and a palette as gentle as the rhymes within, this collection of bedtime poems by some of Australia’s leading authors is the perfect pull-the-curtains finale to the day.
There is so much research about the need for babies to hear the rhythm, rhymes and nuances of their natural language from their very earliest days that this would be the perfect gift to any new parents wanting to start their child on their reading journey from the get-go while establishing a bedtime story routine that should extend for many years. And, with its uniquely Australian flavour it is one that will reach beyond those first few months well into preschool years.
The term ‘lullaby” conjures up a feeling of being warm, cosy, safe and loved – and these do just that.