There’s something about a classic lullaby that gets a humorous twist, like Rock-A-Bye Romp. It’s gently funny and still reassuring, with rhyme and soothing rhythms of rhyme.
Written by prolific author and illustrator duo, Linda Ashman and Simona Mulazzani, the book expands on a beloved nursery rhyme in Rock-A-Bye Romp.
Rock-A-Bye Romp Synopsis
The story begins with baby in the treetop, but when baby tumbles out of the tree he is off on a whirwind adventure! By the end of the night, baby encounters a number of animal friends, makes a splash in a boat ride down a waterfaall and even takes flight with a hawk! All of the excitement leads up to a sweet and satisfying rerutn home where baby belongs.
This charming bedtime story has earned praise from multiple outlets, including a starred review from Publisher’s Weekly, which applauded not only Ashman’s delightful narrative but also commended Mulazzani’s artworks, stating “Mulazzini’s mixed-media paintings play right into the safe, secure mood. Her softly flowing shapes, subdued palette, and quirky details (like purple flowers nestled in the fleece of the sheep) create the sense of a dreamscape…” The story has also been praised by both Kirkus Review and School Library Journal, which called the Rock-A-Bye Romp “a fresh take on the classic lullaby” and perfect “for singing or reading aloud”.
Rock-A-Bye Romp truly reflect Ashman’s knack for creating soothing stories that capture the imagination and curiosity of young children. Of her last picture book, Little Baby buttercup Publisher’s Weekly said, “It’s also easy to imagine how these pages could become a go-to source of calm and comfort.” Kirkus Review echoed that same notion, calling the story “a dependably pleasing read aloud.”
Rock-A-Bye Romp is a creative take on the classic nursery rhyme and sure to be loved by all.