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Wynken, Blynken, and Nod is one of those beautiful gems I stumbled upon by accident. I discovered it at the library while I was perusing the books with one hand and gripping my toddler’s jacket with the other. At the time, it struck me as a bit odd, but very beautiful. Unfortunately, I haven’t had the opportunity to read it again since I wrote this review four years ago. It’s mostly out of print, but there are several other, less visually appealing, versions floating around. Personally, I like the illustrations in this edition.
Wynken, Blynken, and Nod by Eugene Field, illustrated by David McPhail
Age range: 4-7 | Hardcover: 18 pages | Publisher: Scholastic; BRDBK REP edition (November 1, 2009)
About Wynken, Blynken, and Nod
Eugene W. Field’s timeless lullaby is lovingly rendered in charming, whimsical illustrations by award-winning illustrator David McPhail.
WYNKEN, BLYNKEN, AND NOD takes children on a magical journey into the night sky where three fishermen sail in a wooden shoe, capturing the stars in nets of silver and gold and laughing with the moon. And when the nighttime adventure comes to an end, the wooden shoe brings the fishermen home to the real world of a child fast asleep.
With soft illustrations and rhythmic rhyme, this lullaby poem will help energetic toddlers settle down and have sweet dreams as they snuggle into their beds.
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My Thoughts on Wynken, Blynken, and Nod by Eugene Field
This beautiful bedtime story is a whimsical journey through dreamland. This lullaby is an old classic…magical and lovely. The illustrations are beautiful and bring the story to life. This is a great book to read to toddlers before nap or bedtime.
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