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Illustrated by Peter Catalanotto

    About The Book

    It's time.

    Bears, birds, cats, whales, oceans the earth itself must call it a day.

    Just the time to pick out this book, climb on a lap, and listen.

    Just the time to watch the light rise and fall at the corners of your eyes - to doze, to sigh, to say to this day, this one among many, shhhhhh shhhh good-bye.

    About The Author

    Photograph by Ann W. Olson

    George Ella Lyon is the author of Trucks Roll!Planes Fly!, and Boats Float!, cowritten with her son Benn. Among George Ella’s other books are the ALA Notable All the Water in the World, What Forest Knows, and Time to Fly. A former Kentucky Poet Laureate, she lives with her family in Lexington, Kentucky. Visit her online at

    About The Illustrator

    Photograph courtesy of the author

    Peter Catalanotto has written seventeen books for children, including Monkey & Robot, More of Monkey & Robot, The Newbies, Question Boy Meets Little Miss Know-It-All, Ivan the Terrier, Matthew A.B.C., and Emily’s Art, of which School Library Journal said in a starred review, “whether viewed from afar or up close, this creative and heartfelt book is a masterpiece.” In 2008, First Lady Laura Bush commissioned Peter to illustrate the White House holiday brochure. He currently teaches the first children’s book writing course offered by both Columbia University and Pratt Institute. Peter has illustrated more than thirty books for other writers including George Ella Lyon, Cynthia Rylant, Mary Pope Osborne, Joanne Ryder, Robert Burleigh, and Megan McDonald. 

    Product Details

    • Publisher: Atheneum/Richard Jackson Books (December 23, 2008)
    • Length: 40 pages
    • ISBN13: 9780689869730
    • Grades: P - K
    • Ages: 1 - 4

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