In a Blue Roomby Jim Averbeck
illustrated by Tricia Tusa
Alice is wide, wide awake. Mama brings flowers, tea, a quilt, even lullaby bells to help her sleep. But none of these things are blue, and Alice can sleep only in a blue room. Yet when the light goes out, a bit of magic is stirred up. Pale blue moonlight swirls into her bedroom window. Then the night swirls out, around the moon and into the universe, leaving Alice fast asleep in a most celestial blue room.
A 2009 Charlotte Zolotow Honor book.
“A celebration of the fives senses! In a Blue Room is a beautifully told story of how to nurture your child through the classic bedtime struggle.
—Carrie Lambert Bozeman, author of More Before Five in a Row
“If bedtime books were dances, this one would be a pas de deux: prose and pictures partner each other effortlessly all the way to the last page.”
—Publishers Weekly, starred review
“This dreamy bedtime book doesn’t have a single unnecessary word.”
—School Library Journal, starred review
“Charming text. Artistic magic.” —Booklist