When little bunny Willa can't sleep for fear of bad dreams, her big brother Willoughby leans down from the top bunk to help. "Think of something happy," he suggests, and together they talk about her chicken slippers, her blue-and-white jumpsuit, tomorrow's yummy breakfast, and the toys in the basket. The morning is waiting, Willoughby explains, "for grass to grow, flowers to bloom, and leaves to flutter. For clouds to float, wind to blow, and sun to shine. For birds to fly, bees to buzz, and ducks to quack." "That's a lot of happy things," Willa acknowledges, and she goes to sleep with the most important happy thought of all: that tomorrow, her big brother will be there with her, just as he always is.
Gliori's peaceful illustrations radiate warmth and love. Her bunnies are expressive and charming, and live in a world full of delightful details to discover, such as the carrot-and-lettuce motif on Willa's footie pajamas. Dunbar, the author of more than fifty books, has a soothing tone that is sure to make this reassuring bedtime story a family favorite.