July 16, 2010

Sounds Of A Summer Night

Lizzie and I love reading this book on summer nights. It is the perfect bedtime story, full of rhythmic singsong and soothing incantations. Sounds Of A Summer Night was written by May Garelick and illustrated by Beni Montresor. It was published in 1963 by Young Scott Books of New York. I lucked upon this copy for 79 cents three years ago at a thrift shop in Mobile, Alabama. I would definitely recommend this book to any young child or lover of vintage children's books.

Our absolute favorite page in the whole book. (click on the image to enlarge and read)

Wishing you a humming, buzzing, stirring summer weekend!


  1. OOH we have this book too! We love it!

  2. Thanks for stopping by! Hope you're having a great summer night :)