Time for Bed, Miyuki (Hardcover)

Time for Bed, Miyuki By Roxane Marie Galliez, Seng Soun Ratanavanh (Illustrator) Cover Image
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Outstanding Merit, Bank Street Best Children's Books of the Year
 
“The striking artwork brings Miyuki's imagination to life with wondrous, bright colors that curiously set a dreamy stage for this gorgeous bedtime story that also highlights intergenerational family bonds.” —The Children's Book Review

“… gloriously colorful and imaginative” —The New York Times Book Review
 
A beautifully illustrated story for any young reader whose imagination peaks at bedtime, from award children’s book author Roxane Maria Galliez, with stunning Japanese-inspired artwork by Seng Soun Ratanavanh.

Miyuki doesn’t want to go to bed—there are just too many things to do! She needs to water the vegetables, gather snails, and prepare for the arrival of the Dragonfly Queen. Luckily, her patient grandfather follows along on her adventures, gently encouraging her to go to sleep.
 
In this beautiful intergenerational story about family, nature, and love, young children and their parents will find a welcome companion for their own bedtime journey.

About the Author


A graduate of the School of Fine Arts in Paris, Seng Soun Ratanavanh is an illustrator and painter based near Paris, France.

Roxane Marie Galliez is a prize-winning writer, poet, and children's book author. She has a doctorate in the history of ancient civilizations and traveled the Pacific Islands for several years as a researcher and journalist. She lives near Saint-Etienne, France.

Praise For…


""[I]t is the illustrations that steal the show. Ratanavanh uses plenty of bold color combinations, textured landscapes, and larger than life proportions to create dreamy scenes punctuated with Japanese patterns and motifs. These drawings of dreamlike fantasies are sure to inspire the imaginations of young readers."
– The International Examiner,


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"Roxane Marie Galliez and Seng Soun Ratanavanh’s gentle, gloriously colorful and imaginative Time for Bed, Miyuki also deals with cycles - the cycles a child might pass through on her way to sleep. While this is a bedtime book, it also honors the schedules children set for themselves before bed. Miyuki’s grandfather, wise and patient, allows Miyuki time for her own rituals of readying body and mind. He confirms his granddaughter’s agenda, rather than supplanting it with his own. Together they gather the snails, prepare for the Dragonfly Queen’s arrival with water carrots, turnips and radishes, cover the cats in a cozy blanket, dance, bathe and of course, most important, enjoy a bedtime story." - The New York Times Book Review

"Time for Bed, Miyuki is a visually stimulating book that suspends time for just a few moments. It prolongs the routine bedtime ritual, morphing it from mundane habit into festive and pleasant inspiration. Time for Bed, Miyuki contains the type of rich and vibrant pretend play-life one hopes is inherent in every child."
-NY Journal of Books

"The striking artwork brings Miyuki’s imagination to life with wondrous, bright colors that curiously set a dreamy stage for this gorgeous bedtime story that also highlights intergenerational family bonds."
- The Children's Book Review

"Celebrating the loving care of nature, the indulgent feeding of a child's imagination and the unbreakable bonds of family, Time for Bed, Miyuki is sure to inspire sweet dreams."
-Shelf Awareness

Outstanding Merit, Bank Street Best Children's Books of the Year


"Eye-catching, detailed artwork illuminates a sweet story about a girl, her grandfather, and an elusive bedtime. Natural elements such as the sun, flowers, a nightingale, and more appear in watercolor-and-colored-pencil illustrations full of fine, luminous details that immerse readers in their world. Clever readers will appreciate the story within a story and imagine what they might do in Miyuki's shoes. A gentle story about bedtime that sweetly captures the importance of nature, family, and childhood in Japanese culture."
- Kirkus Reviews

"Illustrator Seng Soun Ratanavanh’s art and palette are some sort of wonderful otherworldly dream. Time for Bed, Miyuki is an enchanting, poetic tale to settle down with at the end of the day. One of our favorites published this year."
-Avery Augustine


Product Details
ISBN: 9781616897055
ISBN-10: 1616897058
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
Publication Date: September 18th, 2018
Language: English