Author(s): Luana Rinaldo
A first book about stories and storytelling -- for older babies. With finger trails to trace and textures to explore the story.
A delightful first storybook designed for older babies. Sleepytime Stories is a unique way for parents and babies to share and discover stories together. Each spread has finger trails cut into the page, and textured illustrations for little hands to trace. The trails wind their way around illustrations so that baby explores the illustrations on the page. Carefully placed, evocative text is a springboard for readers to take the story into new directions of their own. Each spread is a compete story that allows the baby and parent to spend time looking, talking about, exploring and touching the page. With beautiful, warm illustrations to capture the imagination, and a gentle rhythmic, lullaby-text, this book about sleepy creatures is perfect for little ones preparing for bed.
These books help the adult to teach their baby about the world around them and to encourage language learning and communication with their little one as they read together.
Luana Rinaldo studied illustration at the European Institute of Design in Milan and did a specialization course at Central St Martins in London. In addition to being a prolific illustrator of children's books for European and American publishers, her illustrations have also been used on fabrics and children's clothes for a range of well-known brands including Benetton and Prenatal.