Sleep Well, Siba and Saba

Sleep Well Siba and Saba Forgetful sisters Siba and Saba are always losing something Each night they dream about the things they have lost that day But one night their dreams begin to reveal something entirely unexpected

  • Title: Sleep Well, Siba and Saba
  • Author: Nansubuga Nagadya Isdahl Sandra Van Doorn
  • ISBN: 9781911373100
  • Page: 334
  • Format: Paperback
  • Forgetful sisters Siba and Saba are always losing something Each night, they dream about the things they have lost that day But one night, their dreams begin to reveal something entirely unexpected

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    1. I'm really liking this publishing company. They are definitely incorporating great cultures into their picture books and I definitely feel as though that is important. Children all across the world want to see themselves in books and that is exactly what they are doing. This is the second book that I've read from them and it was really good. It definitely focuses on building courage and strength not to focus on the things that we have lost in life but to think about the bright things we have in [...]

    2. My family loves this book. We all enjoy reading this book again and again. The storyline is so sweet, highlighting the bond between the sisters, the illustrations are striking and all of it supports an important message about looking forward to what the future will bring.

    3. "'Sula bulungi, Siba and Saba,' Papa would sing before sending the sisters to sleep. 'Sleep well, Siba and Saba.' And in their sleep between soft sheets and dreams of sweets they would find all the things they had lost." Soothing sibilant text tells the story of sisters who lose things every day and then dream about those lost things. Then one night they start dreaming of things they'll find instead of things they've lost. The illustrations are as soothing and beautiful as the text. A wonderful [...]

    4. This is adorable! Lovely illustrations, great use of alliteration, and a great choice for storytime. It's still so rare to find picture books that feature brown children that aren't heavy in tone or about the Civil Rights Era. It's even harder to find picture books that aren't filled to the brim with words. This is great because it's a cute story and not too long for storytime (so kids won't get too wiggly). It's also a great pick for bedtime reading as well.

    5. I really wanted to like this book more! The storyline has a really nice set up with colorful characters and a delightful setting. However, I wasn't sure what to make of the ending and the transition from life on the grasslands to life in the city.

    6. All of the "s" words used throughout the book give it a shushing, calming, sussurating feel, which fits in well with the theme of dreaming. Really thought-provoking, too - do you focus more on things that are lost & gone, or things that you haven't found yet?

    7. Clever story about sisters who lose everything. One night their dreams change and they start dreaming of the future.

    8. Such a pretty book. Two forgetful sisters dream of all of the items they've lost, until one day they start dreaming of the future instead. Cute.

    9. Haven't seen much like this, and appreciate what Lantana is doing bringing stories like these to the States. An optimistic, affirming tale of two forgetful sisters and their dreams of the future.

    10. Fantastic read for children 3-7. It is a book that your children will want to read over and over again. my daughter loves it.

    11. I checked this book out because the illustrations looked gorgeous and they were. A great story with beautiful and fun illustrations

    12. While it might seem that siblings Siba and Saba are merely careless, which leads them to constantly lose important things, as it turns out, they lose things because they are distracted by nature's beauty. Often, when the sisters sleep, they dream of the things they had lost. But one night, they dream of two things that have not been lost but actually await them in the future. I liked the positive nature of this picture book, the way the text lulls readers into a feeling of almost hypnotic calmne [...]

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