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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (344 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jim Averbeck Narrator: Barbara Caruso Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2017 ISBN: 9781436185943
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In this endearing story, Jim Averbeck-regional advisor for the San Francisco Bay Area Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators-captures the sweetness of a boisterous child settling down for a night of sleep. A lyrical bedtime gem with a colorful twist, In a Blue Room highlights the simple wonders of a trusting child, a loving mother, and a starry sky. Her room still awash with toys, pajama-clad Alice leaps for her bed like a tiny paratrooper. Although it's past her bedtime, the little girl is wide awake and claims she can only sleep in a blue room. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karla | 2/9/2014

    " The story begins, "In a blue room, Alice bounces, wide-awake past bedtime," and I am intrigued because the room is clearly not blue. Alice's mother brings her things that Alice rejects because they are not blue: lilacs and lilywhites that "give off a gentle scent," orange tea cooling in a brown cup, "lullaby bells to sing [her:] to sleep. When Alice asks for the moon, Mama whispers, "Here it comes," and the magic begins. Lovely read-a-loud. Lovely illustrations. A necessary bedtime book in a market of too many bedtime stories. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kixie | 2/9/2014

    " This was an adorable story about a child getting ready for bed, and fussing that things aren't her favorite color: blue. "In a blue room" is repeated, which seems strange at first, because the room is yellow. However, with the transformative power of the light going off and the moon coming out , our little heroine has her wish. Everything is blue. And then she is able to fall asleep. Kids will wonder why it's called the Blue room, too, and that will provoke interest. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christi | 2/2/2014

    " This book surprised me. I didn't think at the beginning I'd like it that much, but it's a nice bedtime story with nice pictures. Especially the blue pictures at the end. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lindsay | 1/19/2014

    " This book's author and illustrator are a match made in heaven I LOVE this book! I could sit and enjoy the illustrations alone over and over and over... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Abigail | 1/18/2014

    " Review Temporarily Removed "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Edna | 1/2/2014

    " Adorable illustrations accompany this book about a little girl who can't sleep unless everything, everything is the color blue. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelly | 5/27/2013

    " Blue-tifully done! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Zonia | 4/3/2013

    " Sweet bedtime story for someone who won't go to sleep. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Fjóla | 12/20/2012

    " I liked the idea behind this book, although neither the art nor the text really got through to me ... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jen H. | 11/13/2012

    " Cute story to read before bed. Beautiful illustrations! Sweet story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Suzanne | 10/3/2012

    " Soothing illustrations and smooth language make this a new bedtime favorite. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dolly | 6/3/2012

    " This is a magical story about bedtime and night gently falling. The story is simple, with a narrative filled with images that are a treat for the senses. We really enjoyed reading this story together and it's a great book to read at bedtime. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leah | 5/3/2012

    " ...the magic of moonlight to turn everything blue. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary | 4/26/2012

    " A sweet little story that relates bedtime with the five senses. Wonderful illustrations. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tracy | 4/4/2012

    " One of the most beautiful, touching, and fabulous children's books I've read in awhile. Thanks Marianne! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sara | 1/29/2012

    " Charming little bedtime book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tamsyn | 1/6/2012

    " A delightful, mysterious book with a very satisfying ending. Loved the pictures! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary | 5/17/2011

    " A sweet little story that relates bedtime with the five senses. Wonderful illustrations. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cyril | 2/28/2011

    " Alice wanted a blue room. Her mommy brought her stuff that were not blue, but it made the room blue. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa | 1/4/2011

    " Completely adorable and my daughter loved it too. The little girl wants everything in her blue room, which is not blue by the way. Until the end of the story. It is actually too good to give away, and is a must read ending. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tracy | 8/10/2010

    " One of the most beautiful, touching, and fabulous children's books I've read in awhile. Thanks Marianne! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristin | 7/29/2010

    " Very nice book. Great illustrations and a nice narrative style that is soothing and perfect for a bedtime story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Edna | 4/21/2010

    " Adorable illustrations accompany this book about a little girl who can't sleep unless everything, everything is the color blue. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenny | 3/29/2010

    " nice little book. beautiful drawings and coloring. the story was fun. my 2 year old son loves the moon right now so that made it especially fun. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Debbie | 3/12/2010

    " An utterly charming, lyrical book. LOVE the illustrations. The words are a joy to read aloud. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jess | 3/2/2010

    " we picked this up at the library in the audio book section because of the title (i thought it would be appealing to Ben since his bedroom is blue). perfect, peaceful bedtime story - calming text & illustrations. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lana | 1/21/2010

    " Here is a great example of illustrations and text perfectly matched and working together to tell the story. And a beautiful story it is. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sidni | 11/7/2009

    " Poetic both visually and in language. I love reading this book to my little girl at bedtime. "

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About the Narrator

Barbara Caruso is an accomplished actress and critically acclaimed audiobook narrator. A graduate of London’s prestigious Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, she was a featured player in the Royal Shakespeare Company. She has played starring roles on Broadway and in theaters across the country. She won the Alexander Scourby Reader of the Year Award for her performances of young adult fiction, and has more than one hundred audiobook narrations to her credit.