I received a copy of Pillowland in exchange for my honest review.
We are big Laurie Berkner fans, from her amazing children’s music to her children’s book, “We are the Dinosaurs”. I was excited to check out one of her new projects, “Pillowland”. This lovely children’s book, just released November 2017, brings one of Berkner’s songs to storytime.
Pillowland is nice size hardcover, with amazing illustrations by Camille Garoche. The illustrations are not your typical illustrations, and are made up of 3-D, cut paper designs. I found myself mesmerized by the pictures, and I can only imagine the work that went into them.
This bedtime picture book has the dreamy lyrics of the Pillowland song. Such a great story to wind down to at night.
I know a place, a kingdom far away,
where people wear pajamas every night and every day.
Where all the houses, the buildings, and the trees
are made of fluffy pillows that are soft as they can be.
This is such a gentle song, perfect for bedtime. We love having a good bedtime routine, and books have always been such an integral part of putting the kids to bed for the night. Both the words and images in the book are so comforting and sweet.
In great Laurie Berkner style, the words in the song and book inspire kids to become engaged in the words. There is a fun chorus that will have little ones pulling the train whistle and flying planes.
We can ride a pillow train, choo choo!
Or drive a pillow car, beep beep!
Fly a magic pillow plane, zoom zoom!
Swing on a pillow fallying star! Wheeeee!
I love that you can speak or sing the words, and it doesn’t matter if you are familiar with the song or not to enjoy the book.
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Pillowland is available at various retailers, including publisher Simon & Schuster, book stores, and Amazon.com, with a list price of $17.99.