This is a sponsored post. I received a free digital code to review, but all opinions expressed in this post are my own.
I was excited for the chance to review Sleeping Stones because everyone in my house loves reading! We usually have stacks of books from the library and bookstores, but we also have been embracing reading our books digitally, especially when we are traveling. I was intrigued by collaboration from Madeleine Editions because they weave in music, beautiful illustrations and stories from around the world.
As a former teacher, I love that their books are multi-sensory. The main mission of Madeleine Editions is to make it easy for parents to cultivate a child’s ear for languages and a taste for the creative arts. All their stories are available in English, French and Chinese read-aloud editions.
We loved hearing both the French and Chinese editions. Listening to the French edition reminded us of our travels to Paris two years ago. It also reignited my daughter’s desire to learn French! Our favorite part of the book was the illustrations full of different textures and collages.
Inspired by Chinese mythology, Sleeping Stones is about a driven little owl who wants to make a difference. The author, Kaitlin Solimine, weaves a beautiful, adventurous tale about trying one’s best despite imperfect results. Echoing the story’s undertone of environmental awareness, illustrator Hu Yu and percussionist Valtinho Anastacio interpreted the story visually and aurally via collages and instruments made from found materials.
We will definitely be reading more of the Madeleine Editions books and gifting them to my nephews and nieces! If you want to take a look and experience these magical books for yourself, go to Madeleine Editions.