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Starry Blankets

Poems for Bedtime

32 pages
Bushel & Peck Books

Eve Merriam's beloved poetry tenderly holds our hearts in this timeless collection of bedtime poetry. Gorgeous illustrations and dreamy stanzas lull even the liveliest little one off to sleep. 

"You be the tree, I'll be the pears, carry me, carry me, up the stairs."

Starry Blankets: Poems for Bedtime is perfect for lap reading or snuggling under the covers,  includes more than twenty of Merriam's most known and most loved poems. Selected from across her long career, this collection is a great introduction to this icon in children's poetry.

Nice and Tight

You be saucer,

I’ll be cup,

piggyback, piggyback,

pick me up

You be tree,

I’ll be pears,

carry me, carry me

up the stairs.

You be Good,

I’ll be Night,

tuck me in, tuck me in

nice and tight.

Author Bio

Ryan G. Van Cleave wrote his first poem at age five, and he's been writing, reading, and loving poetry ever since. He earned a PhD in American literature with an emphasis in poetry and has taught at numerous colleges and universities. As The Picture Book Whisperer, he helps celebrities and high-profile clients write picture books and kidlit projects.