Picture Book Party Spring 2018
PBParty 15: Venetian Lullaby
Venetian Lullaby
Bedtime Book
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VENETIAN LULLABY is a nod to parents taking babies for a car ride to get them to go to sleep—but this baby’s mama takes her on a gondola ride. The baby’s eyes get heavy while watching wondrous views of Venice from the canals. As the sleeping baby is taken back to her crib, readers may be surprised to find the gondolier ends up being the baby’s papa.

I have three picture books published, the most successful being Goodnight, Dragons (Disney*Hyperion, 2012, 2015 board book version). My verse novel, Serendipity & Me, was published by Viking (2013) and picked up by Scholastic for their book club. I’m a long-time member of SCBWI.

Thanks so much for your time and consideration,


Hear the water lap, lap.                                     

Time to take a nap.


Drop the oar in deep, deep.

Time to go to sleep.


Wrap up in the blanket, baby.                                         

Cuddle on my lap.


Rest your eyes while pigeons rise.

Time to take a nap.


Curl up like a fluffy kitten

dozing in the square.

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This contest entry was posted on Tuesday, 3 April 2018.