Wink like an owl, stretch like a tiger - can you, can you, can you do what each animal does? asks this bedtime board book, as each motion prepares little listeners to settle down to rest.
Each animal is featured on a two-page spread with its action-word question so that youngsters can closely examine intricate details. Butler imbues his animals with the hint of a smile or a wink while rendering them quite clearly as living wild animals instead of cartoons.
The gentle rhymes and invitation to copy the animals' movements in a relaxing sequence will calm both the reader and the listener as their busy day winds down.
Also look for Butler's Can You Growl Like a Bear? board book for a sounds-oriented bedtime routine.
Recommended by: Katy Manck, Librarian-at-Large (retired academic/corporate/school librarian), Gilmer, Texas, USA – blogging young adult books beyond the bestsellers at http://BooksYALove.com