The sounds of the city at night create a lively lullaby in this melodious bedtime story from superstar producer and musician Timbaland, Caldecott Honor-winning illustrator Christopher Myers, and Kaa Illustration! hey there, darling baby child, you're safe in here though the storm is wild the streetlights glow through dark so deep but safe in sound you'll go to sleep As a little boy gets ready for bed, the sounds of a wild storm echo around him, lulling him to sleep. From the crash of thunder to the pitter-patter of raindrops to the beat of passing cars, the music of the city creates a cozy bedtime soundtrack.
Timbaland's rhyming text is musical both in content and feel, the words beating out a rhythm as a father speaks comfortingly to his child. . . . The digital illustrations feature saturated colors-bright reds and yellows especially-that brighten up every rainy page, making the storm anything but dreary. -- Shelf Awareness In this charming poem, Timbaland, Myers, and Kaa Illustration join forces to bring the music of the night to life. Full-page spreads of rich, digitally rendered illustrations mix harmoniously with the lyrical groove of the tapping of rain, rolling thunder, and honking cars create a treat for readers' eyes and ears. . . . Beautiful illustrations and a soothing lullaby make this a solid purchase for school and public libraries. -- School Library Journal Through rhyming couplets, an African American father teaches his son to look at a nighttime rainstorm in a positive manner instead of being frightened. . . . This optimistic poem has the ability to turn a potentially scary bedtime into an enjoyable, relaxing experience. -- Booklist * Sophisticated. . . . Brilliant golds, slate grays, and bright vermilion show passersby, a parade of umbrellas, and an elegant cityscape, and the sleek aesthetic gives the city's wet streets and glowing windows all the surprising glamor of a thumping storm. -- Publishers Weekly, starred review