Close Your Eyes

Kate Banks; Pictures by Georg Hallensleben

Frances Foster Books

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A little tiger takes an imaginative journey

The little tiger lay on his back in the tall grass.
"Close your eyes, little tiger," said his mother, "and go to sleep."

But the little tiger is worried about what sleep might bring.
His mother reassures him that once he closes his eyes, he will dream of magical places. And when he awakens, she will be right there, waiting for him.

Alternating between real-life scenes with the baby tiger and his mother and enchanted dream scenes of sleep's possibilities, Kate Banks's simple, comforting text and Georg Hallensleben's bright, colorful illustrations make this a charming bedtime story for small children.
 
Close Your Eyes is a 2002 New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Book of the Year and a 2003 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

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"Little tiger and his mother sit in the tall grass waiting for night to fall . . . The text flows beautifully from one page to the next and lends itself perfectly to reading aloud . . . Each lovely spread enhances the lyrical text . . . This beautifully written and charmingly illustrated story will be enjoyed over and over again." --Starred, School Library Journal


"Another lyrical nighttime tale . . . reminiscent of Margaret Wise Brown's The Runaway Bunny."  --Booklist

“Spry and lively . . . Not only will Close Your Eyes help children settle down to sleep, it may also help them to dream and, perhaps, even to create.”  —The New York Times Book Review


"Soothing."  --The Horn Book



"Satisfying."  --Publishers Weekly

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Kate Banks; Pictures by Georg Hallensleben

Author Kate Banks and illustrator Georg Hallensleben have collaborated on several books, including And If the Moon Could Talk, winner of the Boston Globe–Horn Book Award, The Cat Who Walked Across France, Baboon, and The Night Worker, winner of the Charlotte Zolotow Award. Banks lives in the South of France with her husband and two sons. Hallensleben lives in Paris.

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Close Your Eyes
Kate Banks; Pictures by Georg Hallensleben

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Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year, Child Magazine Best Books of the Year, New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Books of the Year, School Library Journal Best Books of the Year, GA Picture Storybook Award ML

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Hardcover
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Frances Foster Books
September 2002
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780374313821
ISBN10: 0374313822
Picture Book
10 x 10 inches, 36 pages, Includes full-color illustrations throughout
Age Range: 3 to 6
Grade Range: p to 1
$17.99
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