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It's Time to Sleep, My Love

Nancy Tillman; Written by Eric Metaxas

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It's time to sleep, it's time to sleep,

the fishes croon in waters deep.

The songbirds sing in trees above,

"It's time to sleep, my love, my love."

As children prepare for bed, the world around them is also settling down for the night. Animals who live in the jungle, the forest, the sea—all whisper to their babies a soft refrain: It’s time to sleep, my love.

As comforting as a soft blanket and warm as a goodnight hug, Eric Metaxas's lullaby is lovingly brought to life by bestselling artist Nancy Tillman  (On the Night You Were Born) , whose illustrations celebrate the wonders of the natural world, and the bonds of family.

It's Time to Sleep, My Love is a 2009 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

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  • It's Time to Sleep, My Love video

    New York Times bestselling author and illustrator Nancy Tillman talks about her collaboration with writer Eric Metaxas

  • It's Time to Sleep My Love by Nancy Tillman and Eric Metaxas--Audiobook Excerpt

    Listen to this excerpt from the children's audiobook It's Time to Sleep, My Love & On the Night You Were Born. Eric Metaxas' lullaby It's Time to Sleep, My Love comes to life with music from Sally Taylor, daughter of music legends James Taylor and Carly Simon. The audiobook also includes Nancy Tillman's New York Times bestselling children's book On the Night You Were Born.

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Praise for It's Time to Sleep, My Love

Praise for It’s Time to Sleep, My Love:

“As in On the Night You Were Born, the words directly address a young listener with comforting, fanciful imagery . . . Culminating in a final scene of a sleeping child in a floating bed under a watchful moon, this gentle, tender offering will buoy children with its strong messages of safety and love.”—Booklist

“A luxuriant bedtime retreat for children and parents alike.”—Kirkus Reviews

Praise for On the Night You Were Born:

“This is one of those rare baby books that make both skeptics and sentimentalists of all ages happy.”—Publishers Weekly

“A beautiful tribute to the uniqueness of every child.”—Kirkus Reviews

“Many parents will welcome this opportunity to tell their children how special and loved they are.”—Booklist

“Rhyming text extols and celebrates the uniqueness of a newborn.”—School Library Journal

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Nancy Tillman; Written by Eric Metaxas

  • Nancy Tillman is the author and illustrator of the New York Times best-selling picture book On the Night You Were Born and its companion journal, The Wonder of You: A Book for Celebrating Baby's First Year. Her other books include Wherever You Are: My Love Will Find You, The Spirit of Christmas, and Tumford the Terrible. A former advertising executive, Tillman now writes and illustrates full-time. She lives in Tualatin, Oregon. Eric Metaxas is the author of Everything You Always Wanted to Know About God (But Were Afraid to Ask) and thirty children’s books. He has written for Veggie Tales and Rabbit Ears Productions, earning three Grammy nominations for Best Children’s Recording. 
  • Nancy Tillman
    Nancy Tillman
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It's Time to Sleep, My Love

Nancy Tillman; Written by Eric Metaxas

Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year
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