This is the perfect book for bed time. My husband and I got a lot of mileage out of this book when our nephew was wee. We discovered what a truly classic and timeless book this really is, because I think we read it to Nicolas about 100 times. He never got bored with it and always enjoyed it. On deeper investigation, many decisions in the creation of the book were so well-thought out to make this a perfect bed-time book.
The concept is so much fun-- lively but still quiet and perfect for child's bed time reading. The art is vibrant and energizing but not manic. Nice organic line work is perfect to interest but not excite. And some nice panoramic spreads are not too busy but also are also not too sparse-- allowing the viewers' eyes to relax while still being active. The story actually ends at bed-time, which could not be more fitting.
One of the most enduring bed-time books ever published. Good night!