~I received Rock-a-Bye Rompfor the purpose of reviewing. Opinions and stories are my own.~
Rock-a-Bye Romp by Linda Ashman and illustrated by Simona Mulazzani is a sweet picture book that uses the nursery rhyme Rock-a-Bye-Baby and takes it a step further. The baby starts out in that famous treetop but when baby tumbles out the baby is quickly off on a crazy adventure no one sees coming!
Turning a beloved lullaby on its head, this wonderful read-aloud pairs playful text and enchanting paintings to create a rollicking escapade with a clever premise and a cozy conclusion.
“Rock-a-bye, Baby, in the treetop. How did you ever get so high up?”
That’s a good question—and this delightful book weaves a gentle fantasy around the baby who finds himself in that very predicament! A marvelous adventure ensues, taking Baby from the tree branches to a farm full of animals to a ride down the river, and finally on a flight through the night sky into the safety of Mama’s arms.
My girls have really enjoyed this beautifully written and illustrated book as we read it before bedtime. It has the familiar nursery rhyme Rock-A-Bye Baby they already know and love and changes it up. It is a sweet story for all ages and would make an especially great book for new moms!