Author Kate Banks and illustrator Georg Hallensleben have collaborated on several books, including And If the Moon Could Talk, winner of the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award, The Cat Who Walked Across France, Baboon, and The Night Worker, winner of the Charlotte Zolotow Award. Banks lives in the South of France with her husband and two sons. Hallensleben lives in Paris.
"Little tiger and his mother sit in the tall grass waiting for night to fall . . . The text flows beautifully from one page to the next and lends itself perfectly to reading aloud . . . Each lovely spread enhances the lyrical text . . . This beautifully written and charmingly illustrated story will be enjoyed over and over again." --Starred, School Library Journal"Another lyrical nighttime tale . . . reminiscent of Margaret Wise Brown's The Runaway Bunny." --Booklist"Spry and lively . . . Not only will Close Your Eyes help children settle down to sleep, it may also help them to dream and, perhaps, even to create." --The New York Times Book Review"Soothing." --The Horn Book"Satisfying." --Publishers Weekly