The Sleepy Little Alphabet


Title: The Sleepy Little Alphabet
Author: Judy Sierra
Illustrator: Melissa Sweet
Published: Alfred A. Knopf, 2009

There’s something to be said about a book that allows kiddos to drift right off to dream land as soon as it’s finished.

Specifically, “OMG, I love that kind of book. Let’s buy all the books that do this. Hooray for soporific books!”

There are a few stories I’ve discovered throughout the years that my kids love to hear before hitting the hay. They include:
1. Blueberry Girl
2. Goodnight, Gorilla
3. The Sleepy Little Alphabet

Tonight’s review is about #3: The Sleepy Little Alphabet. I really like this book. I picked it up on a whim from Chapters one day. I am glad I did.

This delightful story tells the tale of the lowercase alphabet members dilly-dallying while they’re supposed to be getting ready for bed (this sounds extremely familiar). The story is done in rhyme and the art is adorable.

My girls love the fact that each letter has its own personality. They like looking for their letters and finding out how they’re behaving (L doesn’t want to turn out the light…V is very, very snoozy.)

My personal favourite? Obviously, “q is quiet as a bunny.” She’s the best. She’s so…quiet.

As a bonus, this book has helped Lily get more familiar with her letters.

If you’re looking for an alphabet book that isn’t JUST an alphabet book, I highly recommend this one.

Mama’s review: 26/26 letters
Vivi’s review: That chubby C is adorable!
Lily’s review: A!

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