An ordinary day at the beach with a young family involves the relaxed reading of newspapers by the nearby parents slung into their beach chairs as their young daughter digs sandy holes at the water's edge.
It's all sung to the tune of a familar, gentle happy hum. Dad swings his girl playfully and allows himself to be buried in the sand by young gleeful fingers armed with a bucket and shovel.
Tired from a day of happy play the famly heads home. The yawns begin. Start counting. There should be twenty in all.
Little Lucy and her mother settle into their bedtime routine, story and all. But when the lights go out, can Lucy find the sandman?
You're going to hear a familiar melody as you come to the close. You know it well. "Goodnight brush. Good night moon." Only in this case it's the mellifluous tune of a comforting family of pictures turning out their lights, bidding the day goodnight with a great big comforting parade of family yawns.
This could become a bedtime favorite. (As in read it again, read it again.)
32 pages 978-1477826355 Ages 3-6
Read alike: Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
Recommended by: Barb Langridge, abookandahug.com