$6.99 US | $8.99 CAN
Available April 1, 2010
In this imaginative bedtime companion to Girl of Mine, an adorable little boy plays among the stars before his mommy tucks him in and wishes him sweet dreams. The beautiful starry sky in the illustrations is a tribute to Van Gogh's "Starry Night", and the charming lullaby, inspired by "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star," will take babies on a magical journey before bedtime.
The author and illustrator's previous companion board books, Whose Toes Are Those? and Whose Knees Are These?, were published March 2006 to great acclaim. Companion board books Boy of Mine and Girl of Mine bring back both the whimsical and colorful artwork of LeUyen Pham and multicultural characters.
With Asim's engaging and adorable rhymes and Pham's vibrant illustrations, Boy of Mine and Girl of Mine are likely to have similar success.
Jabari Asim is the author of several adult and children's books, including Preaching to the Chickens which was named one of the NYT Best Illustrated Books of 2016 and Fifty Cents and a Dream-an NAACP Image Award Nominee, CCBC Choice, School Library Journal Editor's Choice, and Kirkus Best Book. He is an associate professor at Emerson College in Boston and executive editor of The Crisis, the magazine of the NAACP. He recently was honored with a Guggenheim Fellowship. He lives in Newton, Massachusetts.
Lynn Gaines is a graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Art and has been illustrating greeting cards for more than 20 years. She lives in Northeast Ohio with her husband, mother, and two crazy cats. This is her first picture book.