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."
Board Book version for small hands
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. About the Author Nancy Tillman
Nancy Tillman is the author and illustrator of the New York Times-bestselling picture book, On the Night You Were Born; its companion journal, The Wonder of You; The Spirit of Christmas; Wherever You Are, My Love Will Find You (also a New York Times bestseller); and The Crown on Your Head. She also created the mischievous cat Tumford in Tumford the Terrible and Tumford's Rude Noises, and illustrated It's Time to Sleep, My Love by Eric Metaxas. Nancy lives in Portland, Oregon.