Now that Night Is Near
“Come now little one, it's time to go to sleep.
All the little children are tucked up in bed.
Their mamas and their papas, too—
Everyone should go to sleep, now that night is near.”
It's bedtime, and across the land everyone is settling down to sleep. The cows are lying down in their fields, the rabbits are snug in their burrows, and the birds are resting on their branches. Except someone isn't quite ready to close his eyes just yet...
A curious cat gently wanders through midsummer fields, forests, and dusky Swedish landscapes as the sun slowly sets. When will he be ready to sleep?
Written by Astrid Lindgren, the bestselling author of the popular Pippi Longstocking books, and accompanied by luminous artwork from award-winning illustrator Marit Törnqvist, this soothing story is perfect for sharing with young children at bedtime.
(Ages 3 to 7 years)